LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

Tribe

by Sebastian Junger

Tribe Synopsis

Now a New York Times bestseller We have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding--"e;tribes."e; 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 is 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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781455566396
Publication date: 24th May 2016
Author: Sebastian Junger
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Twelve
Format: eBook
Categories: Violence in society,

About Sebastian Junger

More About Sebastian Junger

More Books By Sebastian Junger

Cover for The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger
Cover for Tribe  by Sebastian Junger
Cover for Tribe by Sebastian Junger
View All Books By Sebastian Junger

Share this book