Communal Societies, Vol. 17, 1997

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  • DEBORAH ALTUS, Student Housing Cooperatives: Communitarianism among American Youth,  1
  • DIETER HASELBACH, Franz Oppeneimer’s Contribution to the Theory of Co-operation, 15
  • CRAIG T. ATWOOD, The Joyfulness of Death in Eighteenth-Century Moravian
    Communities,  39
  • YUVAL DROR, The Total Institution-Day School Contimuum: A Model for Adapting and Updating the “Ideal Commune,”  59
  • ELIEZER BEN-RAFAEL,Crisis and Transformation: The Kibbutz at the Turn of the Century, 75
  • SONIA BLOOMFIELD RAMAGEM, Brazilians and Argentineans in a Kibbutz: the Difference Persists, 103


  • DONALD E. JANZEN, A Brief Account of the People Usually Denominated Shakers, by Absolem H. Blackburn,  111
  • PAUL GAFFNEY, The Communitarian Moment: The Radical Challenge of the Northampton Association, by Christopher Clark, 112
  • ROBERT S. FOGARTY, Zion City, Illinois: Twentieth Century Utopia, by Philip L. Cook, 114
  • REGINA SIEGFRIED, ASC, Fire, Salt, and Peace: Intentional Christian Communities Alive in North America, by David Janzen and others;
    Holding the Line: The Telephone in Old Order Mennonite and Amish Life, by Diane Zimmerman Umble, 117
  • SUSAN LOVE BROWN, Shared Visions, Shared Lives: Communal Living Around the Globe, by Bill Metcalf, 120
  • CHRISTOPHER CLARK, America’s Communal Utopias, edited by Donald E. Pitzer, 121
  • LAURA H. WEAVER, Mennonite Women of Lancaster County: A Story in Photographs, 1855-1935, by Joanne Hess Siegrist, 124
  • TIMOTHY MILLER, Mary’s City of David, by R. James Taylor, 125
  • JONATHAN G. ANDELSON, Brief Notices, 128


The Ronneburg Castle in Hesse, Germany, was the site of one of the assemblies of the Community of True Inspirationists. The Inspirationists migrated in the mid-nineteenth-century to the USA, first to the vicinity of Buffalo, New York, and then to Iowa. Descendants still live there in the Amana Colonies