Communal Societies, Vol. 24, 2004

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Communal Societies, Vol. 24


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  • SUSAN LOVE BROWN, God and Gender:  Structures of Opportunity in an American, Yogic Community, 1
  • WILLIAM METCALF, Federative Home, 25
  • MARY ANN HAAGEN, The Truth, The Whole Truth?:  A re-examination of James Hervey Elkins’ 15 Years in the Senior Order of Shakers, 47
  • ILYON WOO, From “Sensual Attraction” to “A Malady of the Mind”:  How Hervey Elkins Loved and Left the Shakers 65
  • NEVA JEAN SPECHT, Constrained to Afford Them Countenance and Protection:  The role of the Philadelphia Friends in the Settlement of the Society of Separatists of Zoar, 95
  • LAWRENCE AND ROSE SCHEIN, Searching for Solidarity in Uncharted Territory, 109
  • HEATHER SULLIVAN-CATLIN, “A Good Borderland”: Cohousing Communities and Social Change, 119


  • REBECCA HILL, “The Food Suitor” and “A Journal Entry…1999,” 141


  • PETER HOEHNLE, The Riddle of Amish Culture, by Donald B. Kraybill, 147
  • RICHARD A. LYNCH, Visions of Utopia, by Edward Rothstein, Herbert Muschamp, Martin E. Marty, 150
  • TIM MILLER, The Palgrave Companion to North American Utopias, by John W. Friesen and Virginia Lyons Friesen,  155
  • DAVID NELSON, Bones and Ash, by Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati, 159
  • DONALD E. PITZER, A Singular People:  Images of Zoar, by Kathleen M. Fernandez, 161


Wainoni House, Federative Home, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1899. Photograph courtesy of Erin McGifford and Alec Bickerton