Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorMoberly, Suzanne M.
dc.contributor.otherFischler, Michael
dc.contributor.otherDonahue, Katherine C.
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-08T16:14:19Z
dc.date.available2020-12-08T16:14:19Z
dc.date.issued11/17/2014
dc.identifierpsu-etd-076
dc.identifier.urihttps://summit.plymouth.edu/handle/20.500.12774/281
dc.descriptionDespite decades of economic and medical improvements since the end of World War II, Americans report they are less satisfied with their lives and more unhappy than they were 20 to 30 years ago. Americans in general enjoy a high standard of living, but also report feeling more stressed than individuals living in Third World countries. The spread of this cultural malaise has coincided with American communities across the country reporting a precipitous drop in the level of civic engagement. This has occurred in tandem with the dawning realization that personal happiness and well-being does not correlate with increased income levels beyond the point of meeting basic needs. This research focused on three intentional permaculture communities and determined there were factors of community cohesiveness and commitment that could transfer back into mainstream communities to rejuvenate depleted levels of social capital and civic engagement. Part of the requirement of residency in intentional permaculture communities is the expectation residents contribute to the community and share their life with other residents while leading a sustainable lifestyle. Understanding the organization and structure of life within these communities is of use to mainstream communities as we, as a nation, move toward rebuilding mainstream community structure to enhance individual well-being, increase levels of civic engagement, and move our First World nation into becoming a responsible global partner.
dc.description.abstractElectronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subjectintentional community
dc.subjectpermaculture
dc.subjectpermaculture communities
dc.subjectecovillage
dc.subjectsustainability
dc.subjectwell-being
dc.subjectanti-consumerism
dc.subjectTransition Town
dc.subjectLa Cit̩ ��cologique
dc.subjectD'Acres
dc.subjectFindhorn
dc.subjectenvironmentalism
dc.subjectcivic engagement
dc.subjectsocial capital
dc.subjectWalden
dc.subjecthigh and low context culture
dc.titleWalden III or cult: examining the organization and structure of life within contemporary intentional permaculture communities
dc.typetext
dc.typeelectronic thesis or dissertation
dc.contributor.chairLebrun, Marcel
dc.identifier.legacyhttps://digitalcommons.plymouth.edu/etd/76
etdms.degree.disciplineDepartment of Educational Leadership, Learning, and Curriculum
etdms.degree.grantorPlymouth State University
etdms.degree.leveldoctoral
etdms.degree.nameDoctor of Education in Learning, Leadership, and Community


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record