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Communitas the origin and destiny of community by Roberto Esposito

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Published by Stanford University Press in Stanford, Calif .
Written in English


  • Communities -- Philosophy

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Edition Notes

StatementRoberto Esposito ; translated by Timothy Campbell.
SeriesCultural memory in the present, Cultural memory in the present
LC ClassificationsB105.C46 E86 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23197806M
ISBN 109780804746465, 9780804746472
LC Control Number2009013193

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Communitas is inspired fellowship; a group's pleasure in sharing common experiences; being 'in the zone' - as in music, sport, and work; the sense felt by a group when their life together takes on full meaning. The experience of communitas, almost beyond strict definition and Brand: Palgrave Macmillan US. Communitas is inspired fellowship, a group's unexpected joy in sharing common experiences, the sense felt by a group when their life together takes on full meaning. Turner argues that communitas is a driving force in history as it operates personally, in religion, in revolution, in all domains of human life. Communitas book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. No theme has been more central to international philosophical debates tha /5.   However, liminality and communitas are usually temporary and structurally defined and limited, thus dialectically serve to reaffirm the existing social order. Be a hero, read the actual book: Posted by אני at AM.

Communitas, set in a distopian future, envisions hopeful connections even in the aftermath of continuing warfare. The author captures moral injuries and post traumatic growth of the warrior, and shows us the healing that is possible in a community of compassion. Throughout the book, characters show us the lasting impact of sacrificial love, as 5/5(12). Communitas stands in a class by itself: a fresh and original theoretic contribution to the art of building cities. Such a book does not appear often a witty, penetrating, provocative and, above all, a wise book; for it deals with the underlying values and purposes, political and moral, on which planning of any sort must be based 'Lewis Mumford/5(76). In The Ritual Process: Structure and Anti-Structure, Victor Turner examines rituals of the Ndembu in Zambia and develops his now-famous concept of "Communitas." He characterizes it as an absolute inter-human relation beyond any form of structure. The Ritual Process has acquired the status of a small classic since these lectures were first published in /5(1). For some reason, this visionary book has kept its relevance for over fifty years (revised early Sixties). A work of Goodman's youth, around the time he taught at Black Mountain College, Communitas is by turns common sensical, prophetic, poetic, absurdly idealistic, & frequently (deliberately) by:

normative communitas, communitas organized into a permanent social system ideological communitas, which can be applied to many utopian social models" (Turner ). In their book Communitas, Paul Goodman and Percival Goodman examine three kinds of possible Communitas: a society centered around consumption. Geoff will be the 4th President for Communitas International. "He is uniquely qualified to lead Communitas forward into its next season, bringing with him fundraising, managerial and missional skills and gifting," Board Chair Rita Warren said. For more information please click here. we can see cities and entire nations transformed with the. Communitas definition, the sense of sharing and intimacy that develops among persons who experience liminality as a group. See more.   Then the book shows exactly how we align ourselves to recognize communitas in action. This is—its 'key.' At heart, this is a very religious book, or as Turner writes, a connection among 'nature, spirit-energy, and soul.'Brand: Palgrave Macmillan US.