Definition of phalanstery in English:
noun (plural phalansteries)
A group of people living together in a community and holding property in common.
- For them, architecture, not symbolic clothing, was central to planning the ideal community, which they called the ‘phalanstery’ (an amalgam of ‘phalanx’ and ‘monastery’).
- The central part of the Palace or Phalanstery ought to be appropriated to peaceful uses, and contain the dining-halls, halls for finance, libraries, study, etc.
- Fourier believed a radically egalitarian society could be organized into a confederation of communes or phalansteries.
Definition of phalanstery in:
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