Opera and cookery, for example, were two major disciplines involving a myriad of activities; through opera, children learned music, singing, dance, composing, wood-working and sewing, while cookery in the phalanstere
involved gardening, raising animals, pottery and nutrition.
Nobody is ever to be made to do anything but act just as they like, but it is calculated they will always, in a phalanstere
, like what is best .
Charles Fourier's (1772-1837) Phalanstere should be mentioned because one of his followers, Jean Baptiste Andre Godin (1817-88), succeeded in transforming the project into reality.
His fantasy of a Phalanstere for peasants, artisans and manufacturers, integrating workers and entrepreneurs, was intended to function like a phalange, a collective working unit, based on the principle of co-operation and not competition.
Rather than a traditional narrative, the book is divided into a series of tableaux describing the various institutions of the new society, including its educational system, its factories, its quasi-state stores and the many festivals that punctuate life in the phalanstere.
Finally, following his customary fashion, Zola visited the familistere de Guise to observe life at a phalanstere.
Within the glass city of Charles Fourier's utopian socialist phalanstere
and the industrial Crystal Palace the "One State" is close to perfecting the efficiency methods implemented in the United States by F.
At the other extreme, Charles Fourier's phalanstere
explodes family, or rather reduces famillisme to one among many formulas of passionate attraction [attraction passionnelle], which rearrange men, women and children in carefully calculated and constantly changing combinations of activity, festivity and fornication, according to everyone's singular capacities, desires and even deviances.
By 1832 Considerant was editing a Fourierist journal, Le Phalanstere
, that popularized and promoted Fourier's ideas regarding economically self-sufficient, communitarian settlements, or phalansteries, and assumed positions of leadership in the society that established Fourierist colonies in France and the United States.
Il decide alors de se joindre au petit phalanstere, convaincu qu'il n'est de bonheur que simple, et partage.
Elle ne manque pas non plus de rappeler que l'amour se partage et que l'ideal demeure communautaire : on ne s'etonnera donc pas de voir le roman se conclure sur l'image d'un phalanstere constitue de deux couples, d'enfants d'un premier lit et d'une belle-mere.
Bien entendu, ce n'est que dans le roman lui-meme que l'on trouvera le rythme caracteristique de la phrase, les dialogues et les jeux de perspective et de lumiere si importants dans le portrait du grand magasin; mais dans les notes deja les details materiels du phalanstere
, "l'ame" de la vaste machine et la reaction des employee pris dans son engrenage vent notes avec une grande precision.