An Unreal Estate

An Unreal Estate : Sustainability and Freedom in an Evolving Community

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In An Unreal Estate, Lucinda Carspecken takes an in-depth look at Lothlorien, a Southern Indiana nature sanctuary, sustainable camping ground, festival site, collective residence, and experiment in ecological building, stewardship, and organization. Carspecken notes the way fiction and reality intertwine on this piece of land and argues that examples such as Lothlorien have the power to be a force for social change. Lothlorien's organization and social norms are in sharp contrast with its surrounding communities. As a unique enclave within a larger society, it offers to the latter both an implicit critique and a cluster of alternative values and lifestyles. In addition, it has created a niche where some participants change, grow, and find empowerment in an environment that is accepting of differenceOCoparticularly in areas of religion and sexual orientation."show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text | 272 pages
  • Indiana University Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 025300523X
  • 9780253005236

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