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Orbiston:the first British Owenite community 1825-28

Donnachie, Ian (2006). Orbiston:the first British Owenite community 1825-28. Spaces of Utopia: an electronic journal, 2 p. 71.

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Abstract

Reviews the origins and development of the earliest of the communities promoted by Owenite followers of the social reformer, Robert Owen (1771-1858), near modern-day Motherwell, Scotland. Attention is devoted to the economic basis of the community in co-operation and equality and to social provisions, such as education and welfare. While Owen's direct participation was limited he saw it as an important test of his ideas for his community plan.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1646-4729
Keywords: communitarianism; co-operation; utopianism; history of social and educational reform
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 5511
Depositing User: Ian Donnachie
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2006
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 09:55
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/5511
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