Lifestyle Alternatives

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Alternate Societies: A brief survey on intentional community in European history
Moffatt, Gary
Article
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.
Alternate Society: Volume 2, Number 3 - July 1970
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1970
Anarchism: Ideology or Methodology?
Neal, Dave
Article
1997
A discussion of whether anarchism is an ideology or a methodology. The social vs. lifestylism debate.
Anarchism's Mid-Century Turn : A Review & Response: Unruly Equality: U.S. Anarchism in the Twentieth Century,
Williams, Kristian
Article
2016
No matter how one feels about it, the current state of anarchism has represented something of a mystery: What was once a mass movement based mainly in working class immigrant communities is now an ar...
Begin at Start: Some Thoughts on Personal Liberation and World Change
Negrin, Su
Book
1972
Sue Negrin talks about her experiences in the hip, free school, mysticism, New Left, feminist and gay movements; how she sees them shedding old skins and coming together in a new way.
A Call to Community
Article
1969
A proposed community.
Can we shop our way to a better world?
Muhammad, Umair
Article
2016
In this article Umair Mohammad summarizes arguments from the introduction and first chapter of his book Confronting Injustice: Social Activism in the Age of Individualism. Mohammad argues that lifesty...
Cohousing and Sustainabliity
Article
How co-housing promotes social, economic and ecological sustainability.
Cohousing Characteristics
Article
The main characteristics of cohousing.
Cohousing FAQs
Article
Frequently asked questions about cohousing.
Communes in America: The Place Just Right
Horowitz, Elinor Lander
Book
1972
Traces the history of collective settlements in the United States and compares their organization and purpose with the communes of today.
Communes USA: A Personal Tour
Fairfield, Richard
Book
1972
An account of a variety of communes in the United States.
Community
Moffatt, Gary
Article
1972
The time has come to start a community. The purpose of this article is to explain why and how.
Diggers and Dreamers: The Guide to Communal Living
Coates, Chris; How, Jonathan; Jones, Lee; Morris, William; Wood, Andy (eds.)
Book
1995
The Ethical Slut: A guide to infinite sexual possibilities
Easton, Dossie; Liszt, Catherine A.
Book
1997
A guide for anyone who dreams of having all the sex and love and friendship they want. Explores the skills and issues of a life beyond tradiational lifetime monogamy, from scheduling dates to handling...
Foundations
Giangrande, Carole
Article
1972
Communes, communism, comradeship -- whatever you wish to call the mood of the young both in and out of communal homes -- will die without an understanding of our foundations, in history, where we have...
Inside Rochdale
Article
1971
What Rochdale has done is to provide a meeting ground on which those disenchanted with the running of modern society can attempt to work out an alternative environment.
Institute for the Study of Cultural Evolution
Article
1972
An attempt to make the university of humanity a conscious coordinated effort towards humanity at peace with itself and its environment.
Interview with Ulli Diemer
Diemer, Ulli; Orchard, Jeff
Article
1990
Jeff Orchard interviews Ulli Diemer about socialism, capitalism, life, and social change.
Open Marriage: A New Life Style for Couples
O'Neill, Nena & George
Book
1972
The authors propose open marriage as a way to help couples realize that there can be both relatedness and freedom in marriage, and that freedom, with the growth and responsibility it entails, can be t...
PEPCON
Article
1990
Simple living: Connexipedia Article
Article
A lifestyle characterized by minimizing the "more is better" pursuit of wealth and consumption.
Where the Wasteland Ends
Roszak, Theodore
Book
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You and I...Searching for Tomorrow
Rimmer, Robert H.
Book
Letters to author Robert H. Rimmer about non-traditional sexual experiences and explorations, such as group marriage.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Communities
Since 1972, Communities has been the primary resource for information, issues, and ideas about intentional communities in North America - from urban co-ops to cohousing groups to ecovillages to rural ...
Connexions Archive & Library
The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice. Connexions preserves 'alternative' histories that r...

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Independent magazine about health, the environment, personal growth and creativity.

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Medium7
Evidence of the Afterlife and Predictions
Donna Smith-Moncrieffe
2013
In the book Medium7: Evidence of the Afterlife and Predictions, renowned Canadian researcher and author Donna Smith-Moncrieffe shares insight from her journey to find truth about the nature of existen...

From the Connexions Archives

The Bubble
Website
Canadian clearinghouse for ethical living. Apparently defunct.
Lifestyles
The Politics of Alternative Lifestyles
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1977
This newsletter deals with the questions and issues involved in considering an alternative lifestyle as an option for social change
Peptalk
Periodical profile published 1989
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1989