ERIC Number: EJ837819
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Living and Learning with Intention: An Exploration of Resistance in Contemporary Communal Life
Ritchey, Jeffrey A.
Convergence, v41 n1 p95-110 2008
Intentional communities--groups of unrelated individuals who choose to live together, sharing such things in common as wealth, property, labour, food and a sense of identity and fellowship (Kamau 2002)--continue to serve as powerful points of resistance to the larger culture of consumption that permeates our modern world. Grounded in recent research on the Bruderhof movement (now Church Communities International) and supported by a broad search of the educational and anthropological literature, this article attempts to provide some insights that might aid adult educators who are attempting to encourage others to better understand and actively resist consumptive practices.
Descriptors: Collective Settlements, Religious Cultural Groups, Christianity, Resistance (Psychology), Consumer Economics, Communities of Practice
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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