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- ISBN: 9781137306401 | 1137306408
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 8/28/2013
What is utopia? Why are communes created? Where are they, and what do they promote? The Palgrave Companion to North American Utopiasis a fascinating catalog of utopian societies and communes from past to present. From the Shakers to the Mormons to the Raelians and the Hutterites, the quest for a utopian lifestyle has been a human endeavor since the beginning of time. In this intriguing guide, North American utopian communities are explored by John and Virginia Friesen with a view to a new social system for the twenty-first century. The authors assert that the formation of a utopian society is feasible, and give examples of how to create one. This is a smart, clever, and unique reference for all who are curious to know more about utopian communities.