Home Title Index Topic Index Sources Directory News Releases Sources Calendar RSS Sources Select News RSS Feed

Communes
AlterLinks Topic Index

  1. Alternate Societies
    A brief survey on intentional community in European history

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1993
    A brief outline of the history of attempts in western society to create living arrangements which would complement, and in some cases further, efforts to become economically independent.
  2. Alternate Society
    Volume 2, Number 2 - November 1969

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1969
  3. Alternate Society
    Volume 2, Number 3 - July 1970

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1970
  4. Alternate Society
    Volume 3, Number 7 - October - November 1971

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1971
  5. American Commune
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Sisters Rena and Nadine return to The Farm, the legendary hippie commune in Tennessee where they were raised, to tell the story of their alternative family and the rise and fall of America's largest utopian socialist experiment.
  6. The Anarchist Collectives
    Workers' Self-Management in the Spanish Revolution 1936-1939

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
    Examines the experiments in workers' self-management, both urban and rural, which took place in Spain during the revolution and Civil War.
  7. Building Social Change Communities
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1979
    Skills for creating and maintaining a collective or cooperative group, especially living communities. Excellent, concise chapters on consensus decision making, facilitation and conflict resolution.
  8. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 1, Number 3

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1976
  9. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 2, Number 1 - May 1977

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1977
  10. The Case for Grassroots Archives
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called "the battle of memory". People's history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden histories, and alternative visions.
  11. Cherry Grove, Fire Island
    Sixty Years in America's First Gay and Lesbian Town

    Resource Type: Book
    This book "will be one of those uniquely unnerving visions which will be attacked, argued about and cherished for years to come." The Gleaner
  12. Commune (intentional community)
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    An intentional community of people living together, sharing common interests, property, possessions, resources, work and income.
  13. Commune (socialism)
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Almost universally, communists, left-wing socialists, anarchists and others have seen the Commune as a model for the liberated society that will come after the masses are liberated from capitalism, a society based on participatory democracy from the grass roots up.
  14. Communes in America
    The Place Just Right

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1972
    Traces the history of collective settlements in the United States and compares their organization and purpose with the communes of today.
  15. Communes USA
    A Personal Tour

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1972
    An account of a variety of communes in the United States.
  16. The Communistic Societies of the United States
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1965
    Describes a dozen Utopian societies.
  17. Communities Directory
    A Guide to Cooperative Living

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1995
    This work lists 540 North American communities and 70 abroad, including contact information and a full self-description.
  18. Connexions Digest
    Issue 51 - May 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1990
  19. Connexions Digest
    Issue 52 - August 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1990
  20. Continuous Excursions
    Politics and Personal Life

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1982
    Colman looks at the idea that 'the personal is political'. He looks at personal life in pre-capitalist societies, the nature of politics and social relations, patriarchy and sexual relations, intimacy and personal life, indviduality and public life.
  21. Co-ops, Communes and Collectives: Experiments In Social Change in the 1960's and 1970's
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1979
    Contains case studies of alternative organizations and articles addressing issues relevant to how such organizations function. Particularly good is Jane J. Mansbridge's paper, "The Agony of Inequality." Also recommended: "Conditions for Democracy: Making Participatory Organizations Work" Joyce Rothschild-Whitt.
  22. Dictionary of American Communal and Utopian History
    Resource Type: Book
  23. Diggers and Dreamers: The Guide to Communal Living
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1995
  24. Group Sex
    Communal Ethics of Eroticism, Free Love, and the Extended Family

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2000
    Is free love a relic of the past? Does principled promiscuity still persist at the dawn of the twenty-first century? Where do anti-authoritarian radicals stand in the cultural combat?
  25. A Guide To Cooperative Alternatives
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1979
    Edited by "Communities, Journal of Cooperative Living," this book is a resource guide of ideas, resources, references and contacts for people interested in living and working cooperatively. Includes well-annotated section on politics, decision making, education, community organizing and much more.
  26. Icarians
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A French utopian movement, founded by Étienne Cabet, who led his followers to America where they established a group of egalitarian communes during the period from 1848 through 1898.
  27. Intentional community
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A planned residential community designed to have a much higher degree of teamwork than other communities.
  28. Karl Marx and the Iroquois
    An essay on Marx's Ethnological Notebooks

    Resource Type: Article
    Franklin Rosemont delves into Marx's Ethnological Notebooks and examines their significance and relevance towards today's communist movement.
  29. Kommune Niederkaufungen
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    One of the largest intentional communities in Germany.
  30. Long Way From Home
    The story of the Sixties generation in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1980
    An account of the upheavals and transformations experienced by those who came of age in the 1960s, a time when international currents of change intersected with specifically Canadian events and circumstances.
  31. Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory
    Preservation as subversion: Do grassroots archives have a future?

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    CONNEXIONS and Beit Zatoun are spotlighting grassroots archives this November with an open house and networking event November 24, a talk and discussion November 27, and an exhibit (November 16-27). Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called “the battle of memory”. Mainstream media and institutions of power consign inconvenient histories, struggles, and alternative visions to what George Orwell called “the memory hole.” People’s history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden histories, and alternative visions. Their role is particularly important as official archives are forced to restrict acquisitions, limit access and discard materials as funding is slashed.
  32. Out Our Way
    Gay & Lesbian Life in Rural Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1998
    Explores the richly varied life experience of gay and lesbian Canadians living in small towns and rural areas across the country. Travelling 27,000 km and recording more than 300 conversations, the author distills stories of people aged fifteen to eighty-one, including First Nations/Two-Spirited, people living with HIV/AIDS, individuals, couples, communes, and a range of chosen families. Riordon includes his own experience and his partner's in rural eastern Ontario.
  33. Seeds of Fire - January 1
    Resource Type: Unclassified
  34. Sexuality and Class Struggle
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1970
    A study of sexual issues in the emergence of the extra-parliamentary left in West Germany during the 1960s. Reiche develops a theoretical view of the evolution of sexuality in the West.
  35. '68: The Year of the Barricades
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1988
    Caute's book looks at the explosive year 1968 (while situating it in the context of what had led up to it). One of the great strengths of this excellent book is that it looks at what was happening around the world.
  36. Sources welcomes Michael Riordon
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    Sources welcomes a new member: Michael Riordon. Canadian writer and documentary-maker Michael Riordon writes/directs/produces books and articles, audio, video and film documentaries, plays for radio and stage.
  37. Strange Cults and Utopias of 19th Century America
    Original title: History of American Socialisms

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1966
    Histories of communal experiments and communities in the United States.
  38. A study of urban communes and co-ops inToronto
    MA Thesis, University of Toronto, 1973

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1973
  39. Voyages To Utopia
    From Monastery to Commune - The Search for the Perfect Society in Modern Times

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    The story of William McCord's exploration of utopian communities, both in person and through literature.
  40. Walden Two
    Resource Type: Book
  41. The Youth Communes
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1970
    A short survey of American youth communes of the late 1960s.

Experts on Communes in the Sources Directory

  1. Loving More

Sources-journalists use the sources website to find you


AlterLinks


© 2019. The information provided is copyright and may not be reproduced in any form or by any means (whether electronic, mechanical or photographic), or stored in an electronic retrieval system, without written permission of the publisher. The content may not be resold, republished, or redistributed. Indexing and search applications by Ulli Diemer and Chris DeFreitas.