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The 60s Communes: Hippies and Beyond

The s Communes Hippies and Beyond The greatest wave of communal living in American history crested in the tumultuous s era including the early s To the fascination and amusement of decorous citizens hundreds of thousands of m

  • Title: The 60s Communes: Hippies and Beyond
  • Author: Timothy A. Miller
  • ISBN: 9780815606017
  • Page: 150
  • Format: Paperback
  • The greatest wave of communal living in American history crested in the tumultuous 1960s era including the early 1970s To the fascination and amusement of decorous citizens, hundreds of thousands of mostly young dreamers set out to build a new culture apart from the established society Widely believed by the larger public to be sinks of drug ridden sexual immoralityThe greatest wave of communal living in American history crested in the tumultuous 1960s era including the early 1970s To the fascination and amusement of decorous citizens, hundreds of thousands of mostly young dreamers set out to build a new culture apart from the established society Widely believed by the larger public to be sinks of drug ridden sexual immorality, the communes both intrigued and repelled the American people The intentional communities of the 1960s era were far diverse than the stereotype of the hippie commune would suggest A great many of them were religious in basis, stressing spiritual seeking and disciplined lifestyles Others were founded on secular visions of a better society Hundreds of them became so stable that they survive today This book surveys the broad sweep of this great social yearning from the first portents of a new type of communitarianism in the early 1960s through the waning of the movement in the mid 1970s Based on than five hundred interviews conducted for the 60s Communes Project, among other sources, it preserves a colorful and vigorous episode in American history The book includes an extensive directory of active and non active communes, complete with dates of origin and dissolution.

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    1 thought on “The 60s Communes: Hippies and Beyond

    1. Yet another book about the 60s counterculture, especially the intentional back-to-the-land movement, read to gather facts and feelings for a novel I’m writing. I have pawed through a lot of first-hand accounts, Naked in the Woods by Margaret Grundstein, Free Love Free Fall by Merimee Moffat, The Alternative by William Hedgepeth, many others. They all had an immediacy to them, a direct transmission of hopes, fears and failures. This one is different, brought to us by something called the Commun [...]

    2. Chock full of information about a cross section of Sixties communes, but pretty "listy" in style. Miller properly stresses that the communes were both something new--a manifestation of the various rebellious and visionary energies of the time period--and an extension of patterns that have been part of American history almost from the arrival of the first Europeans: a nature-oriented romanticism, a repulsion for decadent civilization, the desire to tap into non-European cultural wisdoms. Partly b [...]

    3. Well-researched and informative, but a bit plodding for the subject matter. The author had two main theses: (1) that 60s communes were a logical continuation of earlier utopian experiments in the US and(2) that religious or spiritual communes were more resilient than secular communes and that the secular communes that still thrive are comprised of members organized around a religion or at least common set of values and beliefs. The various conflicts over sex, drugs, and rock & roll are there [...]

    4. Συγκεντρωμένα και κατηγοριοποιημένα στοιχεία για αναρίθμητες κοινότητες των χίππις σε ποικίλους τομείς, όπως ενδυμασία, διατροφή, αρχιτεκτονική, ιστορία της κοινότητας, σχέσεις εντός κοινότητητας ή μεταξύ κοινοτήτων σπουδαία πηγή υλικού προς έρευνα

    5. Wonderfully researched but kind of dry, perhaps in deliberate contrast to its subject. I think I wanted it to be how I imagine Boyle's "Drop City." A great overview, though.

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