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Related to Fourierism: Fourierist, phalansteries
A system for social reform advocated by Charles Fourier in the early 1800s, proposing that society be organized into self-sustaining communal groups.
Fou′ri·er·ist, Fou′ri·er·ite′ (-ə-rīt′) n.
(Sociology) the system of Charles Fourier under which society was to be organized into self-sufficient cooperatives
ˈFourierist, Fourierite n, adj
Fou•ri•er•ism(ˈfʊər i əˌrɪz əm)
the social system proposed by François Marie Charles Fourier under which society was to be organized into self-sufficient phalanxes large enough for all industrial and social requirements.
[1835–45; < French fouriérisme]
Fou′ri•er•ist, Fou′ri•er•ite` (-əˌraɪt) n.
a utopian social reform, planned by the French social scientist F.M. Charles Fourier, that organized groups into cooperative units called phalansteries, as Brook Farm. Also called phalansterianism. — Fourierist, Fourierite, n.See also: Communalism