Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

Sebastian Junger, the bestselling author of War and The Perfect Storm, takes a critical look at post-traumatic stress disorder and the many challenges today’s returning veterans face in modern society.There are ancient tribal human behaviors-loyalty, inter-reliance, cooperation-that flare up in communities during times of turmoil and suffering. These are the very same beha...

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Title:Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging
Author:Sebastian Junger
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ISBN:1455566381
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:192 pages

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging Reviews

  • Robin
    May 20, 2016
    There are many great books that I cannot wait to introduce to my customers - but then there are other books that I become obsessed with and so passionate for that I need to put it into every single person's hand that walks into my bookstore. Sebastian Junger's new book "Tribe" is one of those books....
  • Diane S ☔
    May 29, 2016
    Proves the adage that good things can come in small packages. In this short book, not a wasted word, Junger combines memoir, journalism and scholarly writing to give us a book that makes one think about where our society has been and where it is heading. Tackles the tough subjects of the rising rate...
  • Shannon
    Jun 18, 2016
    If you watched the PBS series with Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers in the late '80's and read this book, you'll shake your head and realize how right Campbell was simply based on reading and understanding myths. Humans are tribal people, with tens of thousands of years of tribal evolution, myth, and...
  • Allison Scott
    Jul 25, 2016
    There are many good ideas in this book, including disorders of trauma as disorders of integration, isolation, and group dynamic, however I had too many issues with the way this story was told to fully embrace the important message it meant to convey.When I read “tribe” in this book, I imag...
  • Michael
    Jul 27, 2016
    Junger has an appealing message. That humans have evolved a high order of altruism associated with our tribal social nature which leads us to be willing to take great risks to save another member of the tribe. In many circumstances people are willing to sacrifice themselves for total strangers. Time...
  • Petra Eggs
    Aug 08, 2016
    Update Yesterday I had a friend request saying that he didn't want to friend me just to tell me that he objected to my review being so prominent when it was wrong, crap etc. as the author hadn't meant what I said. I didn't read the rest of the long wodge of no doubt insulting text but the ending was...
  • Clif Hostetler
    Aug 10, 2016
    This book provides a convincing articulation of reasons why modern society is ill suited to the innate social needs of homo sapiens (i.e. human beings). Our ancestors lived—and evolved—many thousands of years in hunter gatherer groups that were closely bonded together in a cooperative bond...
  • Otis Chandler
    Nov 21, 2016
    A fascinating book about community and belonging, and how modern society has moved us away from our roots in potentially signifiant ways. The book opens with a thought provoking fact: in early America, there were numerous instances of white people joining primitive, native Indian societies - but zer...
  • Jean Poulos
    Dec 19, 2016
    I have read several articles recently about our society’s problems with individualism. When I saw Junger’s short book on the subject, I thought it might give me a more in-depth viewpoint on the subject, which it did.Junger tells of Benjamin Franklin’s 1753 observation that white priso...
  • Louise
    Jan 06, 2017
    Sebastian Junger poses that tribal societies had a strong sense of community and fairness because these values were necessary to survive. He poses that while tribal culture buffered its members against catastrophic loss (illness, death, violent weather) its sense of community was protection from wha...