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n.1.A follower of Robert Owen, who tried to reorganize society on a socialistic basis, and established an industrial community on the Clyde, Scotland, and, later, a similar one in Indiana.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The Owenites in England, and the Fourierists in France, respectively, oppose the Chartists and the Reformistes.
supra note 44 at 19-56 (discussing women in Owenite communities); Robert
(3) To be understood in its own context as a popular social (republican) movement within and against the republic, the Patriot War requires comparative attention to the transnational cultural flows and shared histories of developing British, American, and Canadian Owenite socialist movements and institutions.
Contemporary critics compared Blithedale and its portrait of Brook Farm to various Utopian communities--including the Owenite communities of New Lanark (UK) and New Harmony (US), the Shakers and Mormons, the New York community of Skeneateles, and the Oneida community--many of which were notorious for their sexual experiments.
In Britain at least, the workers' control tradition has a long and impressive lineage, with similar initiatives going back to the dawn of the industrial revolution, from Luddite insurrections to the Owenite movement, the Grand National Consolidated Trades Union, the co-operativism of the Rochdale Pioneers, and the syndicalism of Tom Mann.
Drawing on the Revelations imagery associated with Owenite and other contemporary socialist movements, Romney offers a vision of "bodies" that are "lightened to redemption" (IX.940, 941) and from which will emerge a new, more equitable, woman-centered poetics.
(46) Women within the Owenite movement, however, did not celebrate sexuality in the same way as their male colleagues and did not explicitly discuss contraception.
The Owenite 'Hall of Science' was established as a centre of education and culture and the building on Bath Street survives to this day.
Others, at the same time, favoured a separatist and individualist ideology, far from the Owenite vision of shared ambition.
Many of the ideas developed in Beyond Freedom and Dignity were introduced in Skinner's 1953 textbook Science and Human Behavior and in his 1948 book Walden II, a narrative portrayal of the Owenite utopia he envisioned.
Then, in the mid-1820s, he became engaged in the design of the Owenite community at New Harmony, Indiana, in which Robert Owen sank a substantial part of his fortune and, indeed, Whitwell spent time there around 1825-26 before returning to England.
In 1826, the Owenite John Minter Morgan had published his utopia The Revolt of the Bees.