Faced with issues of sustainability, peak oil and retirement concerns, people are reviving and expanding notions of cooperative living as new communities form and thrive. Including selected pieces from the magazine The Modern Utopian and supplementary articles from scholar Timothy Miller, this book is the definitive exploration of the alternative communities that fascinated a nation and redefined progressive culture in the 60s and 70s, documented by those who knew it and lived it.
Fairfield self-published dozens of magazines and books in the '70s, documenting experimental community groups. Timothy Miller calls them "the most valuable investigations of their time." Timothy Miller teaches at the University of Kansas and is known as being the pre-eminent scholar of alternative living environments.