Contents: Introductions; Contexts: New Zealand as a Utopia; The early days: the nineteenth century; The twentieth century: Beeville, James K. Baxter and the Ohu movement; Religious and spiritual communities; Cooperative lifestyles; Environmentalist communities; Conflict and longevity; Conclusion: what have we learned? Lasting lessons from New Zealand; Appendice I: Katajuta community agreements; Appendice II: recognized forms of land ownership in New Zealand; Works cited; Index.
Lucy Sargisson is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Nottingham, and is the author of two previous books on utopianism: 'Contemporary Feminist Utopianism' (Routledge 1996) and ' Utopian Bodies and the Politics of Transgression' (Routledge 1999) as well as a number of articles. Lyman Tower Sargent is Professor of Political Science at the University of Missouri-St Louis. He is the author or editor of several books on utopianism and political ideologies, including 'The Utopia Reader' (edited with Gregory Claeys, New York University Press 1999), as well as numerous articles. He is also Editor of the Journal of Utopian Studies.