In the World and Of the World: Separatism as U.S. American Political Practice

Author(s): Linda Ziegenbein

Year: 2018

Summary

One of the populist responses to repressive US American policies and practices has been to separate from mainstream society and live intentionally in communities that enact egalitarian ideologies.  However, study of such communities reveals that the same prejudices that its members repudiated nevertheless guided their own formation and evolution.  This paper considers the development of religious and secular utopian communities in the United States focusing on the role the created and enacted landscapes played in furthering social inequality, and offers preliminary thoughts on the role current de facto segregationist policies play in obscuring the increase in contemporary social inequality.   

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In the World and Of the World: Separatism as U.S. American Political Practice. Linda Ziegenbein. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441291)

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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