A Model of Sustainable Living: Collective Identity in an Urban Ecovillage

  title={A Model of Sustainable Living: Collective Identity in an Urban Ecovillage},
  author={Christina Ergas},
  journal={Organization \& Environment},
  pages={32 - 54}
  • Christina Ergas
  • Published 16 February 2010
  • Sociology
  • Organization & Environment
Ecovillages are burgeoning communitarian phenomena in postindustrialized countries whose members push for ecologically sustainable change. The author situated a case study of an urban ecovillage in the social movement literatures on political opportunity structures and collective identity construction in an endeavor to bridge macro-structural movement and micro-identity construction theories. Using participant observation and interview data from ecovillagers, she answers three research… 

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