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COMMUNAL LIVING AROUND THE WORLD

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COMMUNAL LIVING AROUND THE WORLD

“At no time in history have so many people lived communally and never has there been such a variety of forms of communal living. The following is an attempt to clarify the major forms of such communities.The classic, more extreme form of communal living is the commune. There is no authoritative definition of the term. One dictionary gives the following: “A relatively small, often rural, community whose members share common interests, work and income and often own property collectively”.
Internationally recognized researcher of the history of communes and kibbutz member, Prof. Yaacov Oved, defined the term as “an autonomous community whose members have agreed, by free choice, to live a life of sharing by the principle ‘from each according to his ability, to each according to his need“. Press here for a fuller discussion of the term commune.”

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Commune (Photo credit: mezzoblue)

 

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