Commitment And Community / Edition 1

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Overview


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.
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Lewis Coser
A magnificent book.
Harvey Cox
The strength of his book is in its imaginative concept, original insight and historical competence...will certainly be widely read and hotly discussed.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674145764
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 3/14/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 318
  • Product dimensions: 0.67 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Rosabeth Moss Kanter is Professor of Sociology and of Organization and Management, Yale University.
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Table of Contents


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

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

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

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

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