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  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. Alternative Americas
    An informal history by the grandmother of the counter-culture

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1982
    A history of decentralist and co-operative alternatives in the United States, centering especially on the work of Ralph Borsodi.
  3. Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    A history of Black Mountain College (1933-57), an experimental school which pioneered many educational, cultural, and artistic innovations.
  4. 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.
  5. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Pilot Copy, February 1976

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1976
    The first issue of the Canadian Information Sharing Service publication. The name of the publication was later changed to Connexions and then to Connexions Digest.
  6. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 1, Number 4 - November 1976

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1976
  7. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 2, Number 2

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1977
  8. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 2, Number 4 - November 1977

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1977
  9. Central American Women Speak for Themselves
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1983
    A dossier focusing on the participation of women in the popular movements and revolutionary organizations in Central America. Contains transations from newspapers, pamphlets, documents, interviews and reprints of already-published material.
  10. Challenging McWorld
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2001
  11. Circles of Strength
    Community Alternatives to Alienation

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    Forsey, an activist and writer who works with the Federation of Egalitarian Communites has put together a collection of essays, and interviews with First Nations, religious orders and rural intentional communities giving their views and experiences as communities.
  12. The Communistic Societies of the United States
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1965
    Describes a dozen Utopian societies.
  13. 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.
  14. Community Dreams
    Ideas for Enriching Neighbourhood and Community Life

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1984
    A compilation of vignettes, fragments and thought starters that provides stimulating ideas for practical community transformation.
  15. Community Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
    Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources

    Resource Type: Website
    A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to community issues in the Sources directory for the media.
  16. Connexions
    Volume 3, Number 6 - December 1978 - Unemployment/Chomage

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1978
  17. Connexions
    Volume 4, Number 1 - February 1979 - National Security/Securite Nationale

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1979
  18. Connexions
    Volume 4, Number 2 - March 1979 - Native Rights/Les Droits des Autochtones

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1979
  19. Connexions
    Volume 4, Number 4 - September 1979 - Food/La Nourriture

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1979
  20. Connexions
    Volume 5, Number 2 - May 1980 - Women/Femmes

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1980
  21. Connexions
    Volume 5, Number 5 - January 1981 - Militarism/Militarisme

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1981
  22. Connexions
    Volume 6, Number 1 - February 1981 - Lesbians/Gay Men/Lesbiennes/Hommes Gais

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1981
  23. Connexions
    Volume 6, Number 2 - April 1981 - Urban Core/Milieu Urbain

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1981
  24. Connexions
    Volume 6, Number 3 - September 1981 - Atlantic Development/Le Developpement Atlantique

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1981
  25. Connexions
    Volume 6, Number 4 - November 1981 - Unorganized Workers/Travailleurs Non-Organises

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1981
  26. Connexions
    Volume 7, Number 3 - July 1982 - Prairie Region/Region des Prairies

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1982
  27. Connexions
    Volume 8, Number 2 - Summer 1983 - Toward a New Economy

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1983
  28. Connexions
    Volume 9, Number 1 - Spring 1984 - Energy - A Digest of Resources and Groups for Social Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1984
  29. Connexions
    Volume 10, Number 1 - Spring 1986 - The Arts and Social Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1986
  30. Connexions
    Volume 11, Number 1 - Spring 1987 - A Digest of Resources and Groups for Social Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1987
  31. Connexions
    Volume 11, Number 2 - Winter 1988 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1988
  32. Connexions Digest
    Volume 12, Number 2 - Issue 48 - Winter 1988-89 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1989
  33. Connexions Digest
    Issue 50 - December 1989 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1989
  34. Connexions Digest
    Issue 51 - May 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook

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

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1990
  36. Connexions Digest
    Issue 54 - February 1992- A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1992
  37. Connexions Library: Community & Urban Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on community and urban issues.
  38. Connexions Library: Race, Racism, Ethnicity, Multiculturalism Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on race, racism, ethnicity, multiculturalism, identity.
  39. Deep Ecology
    Living as if Nature Mattered

    Resource Type: Book
  40. Egalitarian community
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Group of people who have chosen to live together, with egalitarianism as one of their core values.
  41. The Field of Magic
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2011
    Field of Magic is a docu-poem about people living for over two decades in Buda forest near the closed down Kariotiške.s dump, 40 km from Vilnius, Lithuania. A result of four year’s work, the film captures the perspective of the dump dwellers in telling the story of a dissolving community, its uniqueness, daily rhythm, peculiar way of life, every-day joys and sorrows.
  42. Fighting for Hope
    Organizing to Realize Our Dreams

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
    Detailed information and advice on how to organize a group for social change.
  43. The Future of American Politics
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1965
  44. 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.
  45. Historical Survey of Communities in Toronto
    New Communities and the Institutional Church

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1975
    A review of the phenomenon of community in the city in the sixties and seventies.
  46. How People Get Power
    Organizing Oppressed Communities for Action

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1970
    A book about community organizing, written for organizers.
  47. In Defence of Diversity
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    An essay on immigration.
  48. Inclusion or exclusion
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    People who advocate a vision of distinct communities that speak different languages, keep apart from each other, and communicate with the structures of the larger society only through interpreters, are doing more harm than good. What they are advocating is not diversity but entrenched division.
  49. Interactions
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1975
    These are nots of remarks made at an all-day consultation between New Communities and representatives of the Churches of Toronto.
  50. Investing in a Sustainable Future
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1991
    The Cerro Gordo community.
  51. The joyful community
    An account of the Bruderhof, a communcal movement now in its third generation

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1980
    An in-depth study of the Bruderhof community.
  52. Kommune Niederkaufungen
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    One of the largest intentional communities in Germany.
  53. Living with the Land
    Communities Restoring the Earth

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
    A collection of stories from grassroots communities about the benefits of ecological living.
  54. Minetown, Milltown, Railtown
    Life in Canadian Communities of Single Industry

    Resource Type: Book
    A sociological description of life in company towns.
  55. Moffatt, Gary
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    Canadian anarchist and activist.
  56. Nudist community
    Wikipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    A nudist community (or in Europe, naturist community) is an intentional community comprising nudists/naturists who choose to live together on a permanent basis where it is understood that no clothes will be worn.
  57. Pragmatics of Community Organization
    First Edition

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1986
    Information on how to plan action, how to organize meetings, how to train participants for action, how to negotiate, and how to end a particular exercise in community organization.
  58. Putting Power in its Place
    Create Community Control!

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
    Essays arguing for the devolution of government and putting forward workdable models, many of them tested in practice, of how we might restructure society to better represent the full diversity of its parts. Watershed stewartship, community forest boards, local currencies, and eco-constitutions are some of the ideas discussed.
  59. A Question of Place
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2000
    Global capitalism relentlessly displaces people and abandons places because it views local communities, cities, and even nations as inconveniences in the path of progress. Place-consciousness, on the other hand, encourages us to come together around common, local experiences and organize around our hopes for the future of our communities and cities. While global capitalism doesn't give a damn about the people or the natural environment of any particular place because it can always move on to other people and other places, place-based civic activism is concerned about the health and safety of people and places.
  60. Radical Digressions 4
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2008
  61. Radical Digressions 5
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2008
  62. Saving the Countryside
    Conserving Rural Character in the Countryside of Southern Ontario

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1995
    An overview of the issues and politics of preserving the rural nature of the countryside. Byrne outlines the problems facing rural communities: rapid pace of changge, not having access to the information necessary to cope with change and thirdly the failure to believe that individuals can make a difference. Includes has an extenisve list of resources including newsletters, government publications and academic papers to help promote community discussion.
  63. Sex and Marriage in Utopian Communities in Nineteenth Century America
    Nineteenth-Century America

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    A look at original approaches to sex and marraige in the utopian communities of nineteenth-century America. Many of these communities abolished monogamy and individualism and sought ways of dealing with the sexual life of the group as a whole.
  64. Shifting the frame: Communicating progressive ideas
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    How can activists make an effective case for social justice in an atmosphere of cutbacks & belt-tightening? Connexions' Ulli Diemer leads a discussion Sept 24 on how to build on shared values to communicate a positive vision for change.
  65. 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.
  66. Strategies for Canadian Economic Self-Reliance
    Resource Type: Book
  67. The Suburban Nation
    The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2000
    The choice is ours: either a society of homogeneous pieces, isolated from one another in often fortified enclaves, or a society of diverse and memorable neighbourhoods, organized into mutually supportive towns, cities and regions.
  68. Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2012
    Richard Sennett contends that "living with people who differ -- racially, ethnically, religiously, or economically -- is the most urgent challenge facing civil society today. We tend socially to avoid engaging with people unlike ourselves, and modern politics encourages the politics of the tribe rather than of the city."
  69. Toward Sustainable Communities
    Resources for Citizens and their Governments

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1998
    The way our urban communities develop will largely determine our success or failure in overcoming environmental challenges and achieving sustainable development. Toward Sustainable Communities offer practical suggestions and innovative solutions to a wide range of municipal and community problems.
  70. 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.
  71. Why Do Communities Fail?
    Resource Type: Article
    The strains that take their toll on community groups.
  72. Wildness
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2012
    The creativity and conflict that arises when queer avant-garde performance artists intersect with a community of transgender immigrant women at historic Los Angeles bar Silver Platter.

Experts on Communities in the Sources Directory

  1. Loving More
  2. The Preservation Institute

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