ALTERNATIVE
LIFESTYLES




ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLES

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ALTERNATIVE
LIFESTYLES




An alternative lifestyle is a lifestyle
(a mode or style of conducting one's life)
which carries the implication that it is
not within the generally perceived cultural
norm.

Usually, but not always, it implies an affinity
or identification within some matching subculture
(examples include Hippies, Goth and punk).

Traditionally not all minority lifestyles are held
to be "alternative"; the term tends to imply newer
forms of lifestyle, often based upon enlarged
freedoms (especially in the sphere of social styles)
or a decision to substitute another approach or not
enter the usual expected path in most societies.


The following may
be examples which
are considered by
some to be examples
of alternate lifestyles:

Unusual lifestyle or community,
such as:

communes,

communal living,

Ecovillage,

Permaculture.


Avoidance of traditional path, such
as people who might be said to become
lifestyle travellers,

Hippies,

Housetruckers,

New age travellers,

artists,

poets in preference
to the norm.


Vegetarianism,
veganism.

Alternative medicine.

Alternative spirituality practices.

Unusual sexual lifestyle,
such as swinging,
or polyamory.

Unusual cultural focus,
such as furry fandom.

Hooliganism,
Casual culture.



WIKIPEDIA
THE FREE ENCYCLOPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_lifestyle




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ALTERNATIVE
CULTURES




Alternative culture is a type of culture
which exists outside or on the fringes
of mainstream or popular culture, usually
under the domain of one or more subcultures.

These subcultures may have little or nothing
in common besides the relative obscurity of
their culture, but cultural studies uses this
common basis of obscurity to classify them as
alternative cultures, or, taken as a whole,
the alternative culture.

Compare with the more politically charged term,
counterculture.



WIKIPEDIA
THE FREE ENCYCLOPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_culture




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SECTION 3



ALTERNATIVE
LIFESTYLES
CULTURES
LINKS




ALT-TIMES
http://www.alt-times.com/

Center for Experimental Cultural Design (in Germany)
http://www.zegg.de/

Center for Non-Violent Communication
http://www.cnvc.org/

Digital Universe
http://www.digitaluniverse.net/

Esalen Institute
http://www.Esalen.org/

Findhorn
http://www.findhorn.org/

GO Proud.org
http://www.goproud.org/

Hip Forums
http://www.hipforums.com/

Human Awareness Institute
http://www.hai.org/



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Humaniversity
http://www.Humaniversity.nl/

Insight Institute
http://www.insightinstitute.net/

Intentional Communities Website
http://www.ic.org/

LIFE SPY
http://www.lifespy.com/

Lifestyles Alternative
http://www.lifestylesalternative.com/

LIVE JOURNAL
http://www.livejournal.com/

Lost Valley Intentional Community and Educational Center
http://www.lostvalley.org/

Love and Community Site
http://www.loveandcommunity.com/



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The Mariposa Group
http://www.mariposagroup.org/

Network for a New Culture
http://www.newculture.org/

The Omega Institute
http://www.eomega.org/

ONE NEWS NOW
http://www.onenewsnow.com/

Open Diary
http://www.opendiary.com/

OPTIONS SOCIALS
http://www.optionssocials.com/

Pilion Centaur Center for Holistic Holidays
http://www.kalikalos.org/

School of Practical Philosophy
http://www.practicalphilosopher.org/

School of Tantra
http://www.SchoolofTantra.com/

SEXUAL HEALTH CHANNEL
http://www.sexualhealthchannel.com/

RITRO.com
http://www.RITRO.com/

Tamera
http://www.tamera.org/

URBAN TECH
http://www.urbantech.org/index.cfm/



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