|Nuclear family, cohousing, NEL||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Paula Gilmour (paulabellcoho.com)|
|Date: Sun, 5 Mar 2006 12:08:12 -0800 (PST)|
A possible reading of interest: Scanzoni, John. 2000. Designing Families: The Search for Self and Community in the Information Age. Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press. This book includes a chapter on cohousing and refers to cohousing periodically in other chapters. The book outlines one scholar/sociologist's view on what is the next step beyond cohousing in terms of family and community. The author expresses a lot of admiration for cohousing. However, he also frequently uses "tortuous" and other related synonyms to describe cohousers' efforts to balance individual freedoms with responsibility to the group. (I totally know what he is referring to when he talks about the struggle to balance these two. Although, seeing tortuous in text to describe the cohousing experience makes me pause. This is just a small thing and not the focus of the book). If you are interested in thought on where cohousing sits in a historical context and proposed future trajectory for family evolution and reform, you may find this book worth reading. Paula Gilmour
- Nuclear family, cohousing, NEL Paula Gilmour, March 5 2006
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