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[mass noun] A system for the reorganization of society into self-sufficient cooperatives, in accordance with the principles of the French socialist Charles Fourier (1772–1837).
- ‘A short two years after its induction into Brook Farm support for Fourierism began to diminish.’
- ‘During these times he enthusiastically advocated Fourierism holding that it offered to alleviate social problems and to produce great social harmony.’
- ‘But we did not intend to go so fully into the religious, or rather, irreligious, character of Fourierism.’
- ‘Three of these movements (Saint Simonianism, Fourierism, and Owenism) are closely related: they all supported ‘associationism’ in one form or another.’
- ‘Ripley believed that there was a natural compatibility between Fourierism and the original vision of Brook Farm as expressed in the initial written goals of the community.’
- ‘By offering a solution to economic problems, Fourierism brought the Brook Farmers in reach of their goals.’
- ‘In 1844 Chase founded the Wisconsin Phalanx as a group to implement Fourierism in Wisconsin.’
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