In the Company of Others: Making Community in the Modern World

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874777352
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/7/1993
  • Series: New Consciousness Reader Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 9.24 (w) x 6.16 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: I am because we are
Prologue: Waking Up to the Company of Others
Pt. 1 Seeking Community: The Need
1 The Wins of Our Fathers: Utopian Communities in Nineteenth Century America 6
2 The Fallacy of Rugged Individualism 12
3 Homo sapiens: The Community Animal 16
4 An Historical Native American Village 20
5 A Modern Village of Spiritual Seekers 28
Pt. 2 Making Community: The Task
6 Stages of Community Building 37
7 Skills for Living Together 46
8 The Leader as Servant 56
9 Money and Community Economics 65
10 The Economics of a Kibbutz 71
Pt. 3 Finding Community: The Satisfaction
11 Kinship and Friendship: The Flesh of Community 83
12 Service: The Soul of Community 89
13 Celebration: The Spirit of Community 93
14 Awareness: The Consciousness of Community 101
15 A Community of Awareness 105
Pt. 4 Living Community: A Wide Range of Choices
16 Intentional Communities 117
17 Ritual Men's Groups 124
18 The Corporation as Community 130
19 Collaborative Housing 138
20 Salons 143
21 Electronic Communities 149
22 The Castro: Building Community in the Face of AIDS 155
Pt. 5 The Dark Side of Community: Facing and Overcoming the Pitfalls
23 The Other: Community's Shadow 169
24 Domination and Submission: The Subjective Side of Power 175
25 The Cult: A Mirror of the Times 182
26 On Cults and Organizations 188
27 Jonestown: In the Valley of the Shadow of Death 191
Pt. 6 Tomorrow's Communities
28 Achieving a Community Way of Life 210
29 Ecocentric Sangha 214
30 The Place, the Region, and the Commons 217
31 A Future Community Today: The Open Network 238
32 A Future Community Tomorrow: Ecotopia 243
Epilogue 251
Contributors 257
Resources 263
Bibliography 269
Notes 271
Permissions and Copyrights 273
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