Re: consensus-decision-making
From: Monty Berman (
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2008 05:16:51 -0700 (PDT)
 Charles,      Regarding your Aug. 6th submission below on 'Consensus 
decision-making':I don't know if this addresses exactly your Q, but it serves 
me to share this. In the 12 years our EcoVillage at Ithaca (NY) has been in 
existence, I have made a solid connection with one couple. Of course, I have a 
number of other connections, but really only this one with whom we share at a 
depth level. And it's enough.Monty  cc: Wayne & Phebe> Today's Topics:> > 1. 
Re: Consensus decision making (balaji [at]> 2. Conversation about 
Members Area (Donna Freiermuth)> 3. Re: Average Turn Over (katie-henry [at]> > > 
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Message: 1> Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2008 12:57:18 -0600 (MDT)> From: balaji [at]> Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Consensus decision making> To: 'Cohousing-L' 
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Content-Type: text/plain;charset=iso-8859-1> > >From the perspective of a 
cultural anthropologist -- my stock and trade -- I find it interesting that 
traditional cohousing communities (by which I mean 'villages') address the same 
issues by means of kinship processes,> either 'real' or 'fictive.' By 'real' I 
mean the standard American> definition, e.g., relations by 'blood' and by 
'law.' 'Fictive' (again, from our perspective) means the extension of kinship 
categories to those> we are not 'really' related to. I wonder . . . have any of 
you in> cohousing communities found kinship (real, fictive, or whatever) 
directly or surepticiously affecting your relationships with each other?> > 
Charles Nuckolls> Utah Valley Commons>>  >  
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