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People of the rainbow [electronic resource] : a nomadic utopia / Michael I. Niman.

Author/Creator:
Niman, Michael I.
Publication:
Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (372 p.)
Edition:
2nd ed.
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Subjects:
Utopias -- History -- 20th century.
Nonviolence -- History -- 20th century.
Social history -- 1970-.
Rainbow Family of Living Light.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Since 1972 the Rainbow Family of Living Light, a loosely organized and anarchistic nomadic community, has been holding large gatherings in remote forests to pray for world peace and create a model of a functioning utopian society. Michael I. Niman's People of the Rainbow, originally published in 1997, was the first comprehensive study of this countercultural group and its eclectic philosophy of environmentalism, feminism, peace activism, group sharing, libertarianism, and consensus government. It is a book yet to be superseded.This second edition of Niman's compel
Contents:
Sunflower's day : July 3
Roots, rock, rainbow
"The way we make decisions is more important than the decisions we make" : the Rainbow Family Council
The nuts and bolts of making a rainbow : rainbow infrastructure
People of the rainbow
Violence and peace
Fakelore
The mediated rainbow : the American media look at the rainbow family
Leave only smiles : land stewardship and community relations
The rainbow and the U.S. government
Conclusion : endless summer.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-283-31112-7
9786613311122
1-57233-802-4
OCLC:
757261078