Fourierism

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Fou·ri·er·ism

 (fo͝or′ē-ə-rĭz′əm)
n.
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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Fourierism

(ˈfʊərɪəˌrɪzəm)
n
(Sociology) the system of Charles Fourier under which society was to be organized into self-sufficient cooperatives
ˈFourierist, Fourierite n, adj
ˌFourierˈistic adj
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Fou•ri•er•ism

(ˈfʊər i əˌrɪz əm)

n.
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.
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Fourierism

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
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While he considers several Fourierite communities, the Owenite examples are excluded.
Instead, their chief value might be as the setting for an Owenite or Fourierite communal venture.10 In any case, the agents acknowledged that they "were quite willing to assume the risks he had pointed out" (285).
They made common cause with any logical ally, appealing to Socialists, to Fourierites, and to cooperators, by proposing land monopoly as a general framing device through which other aspects of oppressive social relations could be understood.
the entire theory of what is sometimes styled the emancipation of woman, as held with various modifications, by our modern Fourierites and Socialists" (379).
conventions, peace congresses, and republicans, fourierites, grahamites,