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ERIC Number: ED067571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 27
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The Urban Commune: Fact or Fad, Promise or Pipe Dream.
Levine, Saul V.; And Others
This paper focuses its attention on the evolving communes in many North American cities and their members. The purpose was to learn as much as possible about how people live under this one particular set of conditions, the criteria for success or failure of this life style, and the implications for society and the future. This is an impressionistic study, based on direct observation and interviews. In a period of five months, thirty urban communes were visited by at least one of the three authors. Twenty-two were located within the city limits of Toronto, the rest were in Berkeley, Montreal, and New York. Observation on several dimensions were presented. It was found that the majority of the members of the communes studied were of middle class origins, young, and relatively well educated. A number of conclusions are presented by the authors. Among these are that urban communes in their current form do not pose any threat to family life in America. (BW/Author)
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Authoring Institution: Toronto Univ. (Ontario).