The Communal Studies Association returns to Aurora, Oregon during the sesquicentennial year of Oregon’s statehood to explore the range of communities that sought to rediscovery Eden, not just in Oregon but elsewhere, as well as those who continue to seek an ideal community based on ecological and sustainable lifestyles. Papers and panels on any aspect of communalism are welcome and the program committee particular encourages papers on such topics as:
•Land usage, i.e. modern land trusts for community housing
•Cohousing, cooperative housing, sustainability in community
•New religious intentional communities
•Germanic Pietist groups who used intentional community as a means to keep the faith
•Other types of intentional or “non-intentional” communities, e,g, white supremacists, militias, pacifist groups, Japanese internment camps, war and peace living groups, conscientious objectors camps
•Preserving the stories: manuscripts, oral histories, photographs, newspapers, and other aspects of documentation
Send your presentation title, a 150-word maximum abstract, and a brief (100 word) biography and contact information by May 1, 2009 for full consideration.
The Communal Studies Association is an interdisciplinary organization for people living in intentional communities, historic site personnel and academics representing topics including history, anthropology, religious studies, sociology, political science, and others. Each year, the CSA’s annual conference is held at the site of an historic intentional community.
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