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No Heavenly Delusion?: A Comparative Study of Three Communal Movements

Michael Tyldesley


This book analyses three movements of communal living — the Kibbutz, the Bruderhof and the Integrierte Gemeinde — all of which can trace their origins to the German Youth Movement of the first part of the twentieth century. It looks at the alternative societies and economies the movements have created, their interactions with the wider world, and their redrawing of the boundaries of the public and private spheres of their members. The comparative approach taken allows a picture of dissimilarities and similarities to emerge that goes beyond merely obvious points of difference. The book places t ... More

Keywords: communal living, Kibbutz, Bruderhof, Integrierte Gemeinde, German Youth Movement, alternative societies, Europe, public sphere, private sphere, Germany

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780853236085
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846313677


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Tyldesley, author