Mar 23, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

ANT 240 - Intentional Communities

4 credits
A cross-cultural and historical survey of attempts to achieve social harmony by creating small communities. Topics include: ideological foundations, alternative economic and political arrangements, experiments with sexuality and gender roles, responses of the wider society, and reasons for success and failure. Groups include the first-century Essenes, the Shakers, Amana, the Hutterites, the Amish, the kibbutzim, Japanese communes, hip communes, monastic groups, and New Age communities.

Prerequisite: ANT 104 .
Note: Plus-2 option available. Not offered every year.
Instructor: Andelson