Commitment and Community: Communes and Utopias in Sociological Perspective (Paperback)
  • Commitment and Community: Communes and Utopias in Sociological Perspective (Paperback)
zoom

Commitment and Community: Communes and Utopias in Sociological Perspective (Paperback)

(author)
£32.95
Paperback 320 Pages
Published: 01/01/1972
  • We can order this from the publisher

UK delivery within 4-5 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

What makes some communes work, while others fail? Why is it so difficult to put utopian ideals into practice? In this exciting study of the success or failure of nineteenth-century American Utopias and twentieth-century communes, Rosabeth Moss Kanter combines the results of her first-hand experiences in a variety of contemporary groups with her thorough research on earlier Utopian communities. Convinced that the Utopias of the past offer important models for social organization today, the author also stresses the need for a historical perspective in viewing contemporary movements. Kanter analyzes the ideas and values expressed and developed in communal living, she explores the methods of organization that led to commitment and success or failure in the nineteenth-century, and she deals with the dilemmas and problems that contemporary communities present. The final chapters of this brilliant study, a discussion of contemporary communes, allows the reader to see the similarities as well as the differences between nineteenth and twentieth-century communities.

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674145764
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 404 g
Dimensions: 210 x 137 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A magnificent book. - Lewis Coser

The strength of his book is in its imaginative concept, original insight and historical competence…will certainly be widely read and hotly discussed. - Harvey Cox

You may also be interested in...

The Canterbury Tales
Added to basket
Down and Out in Paris and London
Added to basket
Blood Brothers
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Road to Wigan Pier
Added to basket
The Prophet
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Ariel
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
The Crucible
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
On Writing
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Hamlet
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Waste Land and Other Poems
Added to basket
Republic
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Romeo and Juliet
Added to basket
Macbeth
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Paradise Lost
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: