Auroville: A Practical Experiment in Utopian Society

Clarence-Smith, Suryamayi Aswini (2015) Auroville: A Practical Experiment in Utopian Society. Other thesis, University of California, Berkeley.

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Throughout history, humanity has quested for utopia. How may people live together, as equals, in harmony and prosperity? Numerous individuals – philosophers, economists and political scientists–have formulated theories for how this may be achieved, and intentional communities have acted as laboratories for the practical application of such theories. Auroville, an international township founded in 1968 in southern India, with the goal of realizing human unity, is one such unique example of a practical experiment in utopian society. Its continuous evolution is a fascinating display of how to construct one –in the real world. This thesis will analyze the underlying ideology of the Auroville experiment, as well as its approach to governance, economy,urban and environmental design,assessing successes, limitations, and works in progress.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: Collective Organisation > Collective Organisation (General)
Economy > Economy (General)
History > History (General)
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Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2021 04:39
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2021 04:39

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