The Resource Tribe, Sebastian Junger

Tribe, Sebastian Junger

Label
Tribe
Title
Tribe
Statement of responsibility
Sebastian Junger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
We have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding -"tribes." This tribal connection has been largely lost in modern society, but regaining it may be the key to our psychological survival. Decades before the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin lamented that English settlers were constantly fleeing over to the Indians-but Indians almost never did the same. Tribal society has been exerting an almost gravitational pull on Westerners for hundreds of years, and the reason lies deep in our evolutionary past as a communal species. The most recent example of that attraction are combat veterans who come home to find themselves missing the incredibly intimate bonds of platoon life. The loss of closeness that comes at the end of deployment may explain the high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by military veterans today. Combining history, psychology, and anthropology, Tribe explores what we can learn from tribal societies about loyalty, belonging, and the eternal human quest for meaning. It explains the irony that-for many veterans as well as civilians-war feels better than peace, adversity can turn out to be a blessing, and disasters are sometimes remembered more fondly than weddings or tropical vacations. Tribe explains why we are stronger when we come together, and how that can be achieved even in today's divided world
Cataloging source
B@L
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Junger, Sebastian
Dewey number
302.3
Index
no index present
LC call number
HM716
LC item number
.J86 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social groups
  • Group identity
  • Tribes
Label
Tribe, Sebastian Junger
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn947963726
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781455566396
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
2F23D6A4-2B1B-4691-A436-01B7AF254899
Label
Tribe, Sebastian Junger
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn947963726
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781455566396
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
2F23D6A4-2B1B-4691-A436-01B7AF254899

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