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  1. Against All Odds
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1985
    The shadow haunting the power structure is the danger that those who are controlled will realize they are powerless only so long as they think they are. Once people stop believing they are powerless the whole edifice is in danger of collapse.
  2. Bi Any Other Name 
    Bisexual People Speak Out

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
    A collection of essays by 75 authors on bisexual identity.
  3. Breaking the Bonds
    The Realities of Sexually Open Relationships

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1982
    An examination of the lives of (American) people involved in socially and/or sexually open relationships.
  4. The Case for Grassroots Archives 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called "the battle of memory". People's history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden histories, and alternative visions.
  5. Circles of Strength
    Community Alternatives to Alienation

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
    Forsey, an activist and writer who works with the Federation of Egalitarian Communites has put together a collection of essays, and interviews with First Nations, religious orders and rural intentional communities giving their views and experiences as communities.
  6. Common Sense for Hard Times 
    The Power of the Powerless to Cope with Everyday life and Transform Society in The Nineteen Seventies

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1976
    Presents a vision of society as it is and as it could be. Putting the problems of contemporary daily life in historical perspective, it reveals that they have their roots in the way our society is organized, and thereby enables us to re-examine our own situation and experience.
  7. Communes in America
    The Place Just Right

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
    Traces the history of collective settlements in the United States and compares their organization and purpose with the communes of today.
  8. Communes USA
    A Personal Tour

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
    An account of a variety of communes in the United States.
  9. The Communistic Societies of the United States 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1875   Published: 1965
    Describes a dozen Utopian societies.
  10. Communitas 
    Means of Livelihood and Ways of Life

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1947   Published: 1960
    Visions of urban life.
  11. Community Dreams 
    Ideas for Enriching Neighbourhood and Community Life

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
    A compilation of vignettes, fragments and thought starters that provides stimulating ideas for practical community transformation.
  12. Connexions
    Volume 11, Number 2 - Winter 1988 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1988
  13. Connexions Annual 1989
    A Social Change Sourcebook: Information and ideas about social and environmental alternatives

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    The Connexions Annual is simultaneously a reference book and an introduction to the world of social and environmental alternatives.
  14. Connexions Annual 1994
    A Sourcebook of Social and Environmental Alternatives

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1994
    Simultaneously a reference book and an introduction to the world of social and environmental alternatives. The bulk of the Annual is devoted to listings of grassroots groups. It also contains a series of introductory articles surveying a wide range of social and environmental issues and possibile alternatives.
  15. The Connexions Annual: Introductions to the directory & its sections
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989   Published: 1994
  16. Connexions Annual Resource and Reading List
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989   Published: 1994
    A short and selective list of resources on issues addressed in the Connexions Annual, such as environment, education, peace, interntional development, women's issues, urban issues, housing, human rights, civil liberties, social change.
  17. Connexions Digest
    Issue 53 - January 1991- A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1991
  18. Dream Tower
    The Life and Legacy of Rochdale College

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
  19. Fighting for Hope 
    Organizing to Realize Our Dreams

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    Detailed information and advice on how to organize a group for social change.
  20. Global Visions
    Beyond the News World Order

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
    This book seeks to establish how our diverse globalizing world can be turned into a common home. The authors create a dialogue about the two types of globalization occurring in the world: globalization from above and globalization from below.
  21. Goodman, Paul
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    American sociologist, poet, writer, anarchist, social critic, and public intellectual. (1911-1972).
  22. Group Marriage
    A Study of Contemporary Multilateral Marriage

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973
    A study of more than 100 group marriages in the United States, exploring the psychology and sociology of this form of marital relationship. The study looks at how group marriages are established, who enters into such relationships, how they communicate, how children and adults relate, how conflicts are resolved.
  23. Interview with Ralph Borsodi
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1974
  24. Is that an archive in your basement... or are you just hoarding?
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Are you an 'accidental archivist'? Have you been saving the publications and documents produced by the social justice projects you've been involved in? Then Connexions would like to hear from you.
  25. Marxists Internet Archive 
    Resource Type: Website
    Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
  26. Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory
    Preservation as subversion: Do grassroots archives have a future?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    CONNEXIONS and Beit Zatoun are spotlighting grassroots archives this November with an open house and networking event November 24, a talk and discussion November 27, and an exhibit (November 16-27). Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called “the battle of memory”. Mainstream media and institutions of power consign inconvenient histories, struggles, and alternative visions to what George Orwell called “the memory hole.” People’s history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden histories, and alternative visions. Their role is particularly important as official archives are forced to restrict acquisitions, limit access and discard materials as funding is slashed.
  27. The Need for Alternative Employment
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989
    An alternative economy would enable movement people to integrate their bread labour with their social change work.
  28. New Options for America
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
  29. The New Radicals
    A Report with Documents

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1966
    An analytical portrait of the young radical activists who have repudiated traditional liberalsim and who seek a new vision of American through civil rights, university reform, and anti-war and anti-poverty activities.
  30. New Reformation
    Notes of a Neolithic Conservative

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1969   Published: 1971
    Goodman says: "For green grass and clean rivers, children with bright eyes and good color whatever the color, people safe from being pushed around so they can be themselves -- for a few things like these, I find I am pretty ready to think away all other political economic, and technological advantages."
  31. Nowtopia: How Pirate Programmers, Outlaw Bicyclists, and Vacant-lot Gardeners are Inventing the Future Today
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
    As capitalism continues to corral every square inch of the globe into its logic of money and markets, new practices are emerging through which people are taking back their time and technological know-how. In small, under-the-radar ways, they are making life better right now, simultaneously building the foundation, technically and socially, for a genuine movement of liberation from market life.
  32. Paul Goodman: Writing on the Web
    Resource Type: Website
    Writings of the social critic Paul Goodman.
  33. People or Personnel and Like a Conquered Province 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1968
    Goodman offers his analysis of what is wrong with American society, and what could be done about it.
  34. People Power
    Applying Nonviolence Theory

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1985
    Explores the theory of power on which all successful nonviolent action is based, the blocks which keep people from acting when confronted with injustice, and the roles played in any nonviolent campaign by allies, neutrals, and opponents. Numerous case histories illustrate the dynamics of nonviolent action.
  35. The People's Report
    A Social and Economic Alternative for B.C.

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1985
  36. The Preservation Institute
    The Natural Environment : The Social Environment

    Resource Type: Website
    Today, most people recognize that modernization and growth can harm the natural environment. The Preservation Institute believes that modernization also damages the social environment - that many of our social problems are side-effects of modernization and economic growth. To preserve the natural environment and the social environment, we must modernize selectively. Factory mass production is an efficient way of producing most goods that used to be made by hand. But we are in danger of using the same centralized, standardized methods for every aspect of life, from housing to retail shopping to child care.
  37. Seventeen Problems of Man and Society
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1968
    Ralph Borsodi's magnum opus, outlining his philosophy of society and the practical implications that flow from it.
  38. Sex and Marriage in Utopian Communities in Nineteenth Century America
    Nineteenth-Century America

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973
    A look at original approaches to sex and marraige in the utopian communities of nineteenth-century America. Many of these communities abolished monogamy and individualism and sought ways of dealing with the sexual life of the group as a whole.
  39. Strange Cults and Utopias of 19th Century America
    Original title: History of American Socialisms

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1870   Published: 1966
    Histories of communal experiments and communities in the United States.
  40. To Have or To Be? 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1976   Published: 1989
    Fromm calls for a social and psychological revolution. He argues that two modes of existence are in fierce conflict: the Having Mode, dedicated to material possession and property, agressiveness, personal gain, and war, and the Being Mode, sufused with love, the spirit of caring and a regard for humanity, which means contentment, a pleasant sufficiency of the mean to life (but no more) and a profound kinship with nature.
  41. The Uses of Disorder
    Personal Identity and City Life

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1970
    An examination of the ways the modern city has failed, and an exploration of new modes of urban organization through which city life can become richer and more life-affirming.
  42. Utopian Essays and Practical Proposals 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1951   Published: 1962
    Whatever the subject, Goodman asks: What blocks and limits human freedom, joy, and creativity? What tends to release, free, liberate? In criticizing society and life his purpose is to improve. Goodman is animated by a vision of a good society, a coherent community, a style, and quality, of life that is fully human, and humanizes.
  43. The Youth Communes
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1970
    A short survey of American youth communes of the late 1960s.

Experts on alternativas sociales in the Sources Directory

  1. Marxists Internet Archive
  2. The Preservation Institute

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