Intentional Community: An Anthropological Perspective / Edition 1

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Uses classical anthropological theory to understand “intentional communities” in the United States.
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“Makes a significant contribution, especially to the study of intentional communities, by bringing to bear on them insights honed in observation of foreign cultures. To apply these theories to communal societies [in the United States], both past and present, marks an important step forward.” — Donald F. Durnbaugh, Juniata College
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Susan Love Brown is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Florida Atlantic University.

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Table of Contents


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



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