Commitment And Community / Edition 1

Commitment And Community / Edition 1

by Rosabeth Moss Kanter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674145763

ISBN-13: 9780674145764

Pub. Date: 03/14/2005

Publisher: Harvard University Press


What makes some communes work, while others fail? Why is it so difficult to put utopian ideals into practice? Rosabeth Kanter offers a unique analysis of the nature and process of enduring commitment, basing her theory of commitment mechanisms on exhaustive research of nineteenth–century utopias, sharpened by first–hand knowledge of a variety of…  See more details below

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What makes some communes work, while others fail? Why is it so difficult to put utopian ideals into practice? Rosabeth Kanter offers a unique analysis of the nature and process of enduring commitment, basing her theory of commitment mechanisms on exhaustive research of nineteenth–century utopias, sharpened by first–hand knowledge of a variety of contemporary groups. The book moves in a lively fashion from Oneida, Brook Farm, and the Shakers to present–day phenomena such as rural communes and Synanon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674145764
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/14/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
0.67(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

Table of Contents


    Part One: The Utopian Faith
  1. A Refuge and a Hope
  2. Society's Maternal Bed: Idealizations of Communal Life

  3. Part Two: Lessons of the Past
  4. Commitment: The Problem and the Theory
  5. Live in Love and Union: Commitment Mechanisms in Nineteenth Century Communes
  6. The Comforts of Commitment: Issues in Group Life
  7. Away from Community

  8. Part Three: Problems of Today
  9. Retreat from Utopia
    8 They Also Serve: Communes with Missions
  10. The Limits of Utopia

  • Appendix. Sample and Methodology for Study of Nineteenth Century Communes
  • Bibliography
  • Notes
  • Index

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