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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.
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The Owenites in England, and the Fourierists in France, respectively, oppose the Chartists and the Reformistes.
At a later period he had spent some months in a community of Fourierists.
She researches women who joined Fourierist communities in the US throughout the 1840s.
Theller, Patriot organizer and newspaper publisher in Detroit--led Fourierist communities.
The next essay, William Hunt's "'Our new arrangement of the world:' Anna Leonowens, Francis George Shaw, and Anti-colonial Fourierist Dissent in The Blithedale Romance" begins with the conceit of seas transformed into limonade a cedre and argues that the "exact rate, scale, and means by which [Fourierism] might effect change across humanity was a subject of dissent at Brook Farm, and .
In 1845, the Philadelphia Industrial Association established a Fourierist Phalanx on a farm in the northwestern corner of what is now South Bend (the city where I teach), in the U.
Brook Farm spent its entire store on building a "phalanstery," a Fourierist central hall, which fell victim to a fire.
Remember, again, that poverty is extinct, and that the Fourierist phalangsteries and all their kind, as was but natural at the time, implied nothing but a refuge from mere destitution.
As a "committed Fourierist" through the influence of Albert Brisbane, Greeley held with his fellow associationists "that the interests of labor, capital and talent could be reconciled by fixing the rewards of work according to a more egalitarian formula" (475), but the Fourierists offered an additional hope: that alienated work would disappear entirely, as the dichotomy between mental and manual labor could be dissolved and people would only engage in work that they really loved to do.
David Kelley's arguments for the thematic and ideological coherency of the dedicace in relation to the Salon's Fourierist overtones have been adopted by, amongst others, Claude Pichois (1976), yet suspicion of the dedication still persists.
When a leftist appears in their midst (the Fourierist in Metropolitan, the union-organizer in Disco), he or she eventually succumbs to the charms of the nightclub or the deb party; the beautiful women and the nice things, already taken for granted by the well-heeled insiders, are far more powerful and immediate than the theoretical communal farm.
The suggestion of a community of persons, voluntarily secluding themselves--a scenario resembling that which Vincent had already begun to envision for his Yellow House--calls to mind a range of nineteenth-century socialist schemes, from Charles Fourier's plans for phalanges; to experimental Fourierist settlements in Conde-sur-Vesgre and Citeaux; to Cabet's Icarian communities in Texas, Louisiana, and Illinois.