Political forces dominating the mainstream of the Czech political scene accuse independently living individuals of selfish privatization and extrapolated consumerism. However, alongside this 'privatization' the shared household model of living (not in a couple or within own family) extensively spreads among independently living individuals. The milieu of this specific households, which represent so called 'chosen families' consisting of flat mates and friends in the flat or house rented in group, is along with single occupied households the source of what is described as 'urban tribes'. Precisely these independently leaving individuals and their specific structures in contrary prevent and confront the societal erosion and disintegration. Their life-styles and everyday practices extensively lead to activities contributing to community revival at the local level as well as to maintaining of an open character of the society more generally.
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