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Alternative or Intentional? Towards a Definition of “Unusual” Communities

  • Ayala Cnaan
  • Steve Breyman
Part of the Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research book series (HSSR)

Abstract

At the beginning of interviews Ayala Cnaan recently conducted in Israel, she offered subjects the opportunity to inquire about the background of her research project on intentional communities. One woman at a kibbutz wondered why her community was selected. After a brief explanation, the woman exclaimed, “What makes you think we’re ‘intentional’?”

Keywords

Religious Community Common Purpose Intentional Community Communal Society Alternative Community 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ayala Cnaan
    • 1
  • Steve Breyman
    • 1
  1. 1.Ecological Economics, Values & Policy Program, Department of Science and Technology StudiesRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteNarberth

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