This volume analyses the metamorphosis most kibbutzim have undergone from the ‘classic’ stage of the kibbutz movement to the present stage what is now described as the ‘renewed kibbutz’. From this point on, it delves into the major aspects of the new kibbutz social order in view of getting elements of answers to the theoretical issues relating to the exiting of want-to-be utopianism toward perceived-to-be ‘normality’. Before overviewing the different chapters and entering their specific discussions, this chapter presents theoretical insights and approaches that throw light on how intentional communities, e.g. kibbutzim, have given shape to new realities, norms and structures. The question that arises, being, of course, whether kibbutz’ developments have come up to a total erasure of the original collective experience or, on the contrary, have brought about forms that remain, in one way or another, faithful to the drives of the ‘old days’. A methodological note concludes these pages and introduces the overview of the book in Chapter 2.