Intentional Community: An Anthropological Perspective / Edition 1

Intentional Community: An Anthropological Perspective / Edition 1

by Susan Love Brown
     
 

Although anthropologists have studied intentional communities in the past, they have seldom exerted a concerted effort to evaluate the intentional community in terms of the anthropological language of cultural change. Drawing from the work of Victor Turner, Gregory Bateson, and Anthony F. C. Wallace, Intentional Community examines historic and contemporary intentional… See more details below

Overview

Although anthropologists have studied intentional communities in the past, they have seldom exerted a concerted effort to evaluate the intentional community in terms of the anthropological language of cultural change. Drawing from the work of Victor Turner, Gregory Bateson, and Anthony F. C. Wallace, Intentional Community examines historic and contemporary intentional communities within the United States, leading to a better understanding of these communities, the larger nation-state of which they are a part, and the ways in which the two interact. Applying classical anthropological theory to elements of western society, the contributors discuss how the individuals function; the ways in which these communities come into being and disappear; the various forms these communities take; how their members reinterpret features of the larger culture; and the ways in which outsiders relate to people within them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791452226
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Series:
SUNY Series in Anthropological Studies of Contemporary Issues
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.45(d)

Meet the Author

Susan Love Brown is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Florida Atlantic University.

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Introduction
Susan Love Brown

2. Liminality, Communitas, Charisma, and Community
Lucy Jayne Kamau

3. In Search of Truth: Maintaining Communitas in a Religious Community
Gretchen Siegler

4. Between Two Worlds: Community, Liminality, and the Development of Alternative Marriage Systems
Lawrence Foster

5. The Borderlands of Community: Refugee Camps, Intentional Communities, and Liminality Matthew Renfro-Sargent

6. The Mob at Enfield: Community, Gender, and Violence against the Shakers
Elizabeth A. De Wolfe

7. Coming Together and Breaking Apart: Sociogenesis and Schismogenesis in Intentional Communities
Jonathan G. Andelson

8. Community as Cultural Critique
Susan Love Brown

Contributors

Index

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