Cocoon communities : togetherness in the 21st century by Mari Korpela, Fred Dervin

By Mari Korpela, Fred Dervin

Filling a spot within the literature on groups, this leading edge and demanding quantity goals to suggest the idea that of Cocoon group to get a deal with on groups which are hugely major for his or her individuals and but no longer binding. club in those groups can also be voluntary and casual. by way of weaving jointly interdisciplinary views, the across the world stated participants supply theoretical views and study findings on groups of overseas scholars, on-line mourners, farmworkers, expatriates and 'Westerners' in India. the amount attracts on learn from numerous fields to supply substitute conceptual and methodological views at the proposal of group. it is going to be of serious curiosity to students and scholars in anthropology, schooling, social psychology and sociology

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Nevertheless, the gathering of Western spiritual expatriates in Rishikesh was predicated on more than just the sharing of these representations or of the same spiritual referents. Indeed, the modality of sociation that was at stake in the geographically bounded Cocoon Community implied a higher degree of sociation than that provided by a spiritual transnational community that could share these referents. In fact, both the affect-belonging to a place that was perceived as having a supportive spiritual atmosphere (as opposed to the home country) and the daily face-to-face interactions with highly spiritual people were seen as crucial for moving along the path towards enlightenment.

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