Ann Swidler: Organization without Authority: Dilemmas of Social Control in Free Schools (1979)

28 November 2012, dusan

“This is a study of alternative organizations–the free schools, communes, and collectives that grew out of the radical and political movements of the 1960s. The drama of that decade, reverberating into the 1970s and beyond, was significant for American culture and American organizational life. Yet we are still puzzled by the changes the sixties brought. This book speaks to that puzzlement, offering a systematic analysis of the characteristic organizations produced by the sixties–organizations that rejected hierarchy and authority in the attempt to devise more liberating forms of human cooperation.” (from the Preface)

Publisher Harvard University Press, 1979
ISBN 0674643402, 9780674643406
199 pages

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