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Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

Lu par : Nick Landrum
Durée : 3 h et 42 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (5 notations)

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Description

From the author of The Perfect Storm and War comes a book about why men miss war, why Londoners missed the Blitz, and what we can all learn from American Indian captives who refused to go home.

Tribe is a look at post-traumatic stress disorder and the challenges veterans face in returning to society. Using his background in anthropology, Sebastian Junger argues that the problem lies not with vets or with the trauma they've suffered but with the society to which they are trying to return.

One of the most puzzling things about veterans who experience PTSD is that the majority never even saw combat - yet they feel deeply alienated and out of place back home. The reason may lie in our natural inclination, as a species, to live in groups of 30 to 50 people who are entirely reliant on one another for safety, comfort and a sense of meaning: in short, the life of a soldier.

It is one of the ironies of the modern age that as affluence rises in a society, so do rates of suicide, depression and, of course, PTSD. In a wealthy society, people don't need to cooperate with one another, so they often lead much lonelier lives that lead to psychological distress.

There is a way for modern society to reverse this trend, however, and studying how veterans react to coming home may provide a clue to how to do it. But it won't be easy.

©2016 Sebastian Junger (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critiques

"An incredible work of frontline journalism." ( Independent, Books of the Year)
"In his acute observations of soldiers both in battle and at rest, Junger paints a vivid and realistic portrait of the fighting in Afghanistan, often bitterly funny and desperately sad." (Patrick Hennessey, Literary Review)
"The bloodiest and most compelling book you are ever likely to read on the enduring carnage in Afghanistan." ( The Times)
"One of the best books about war you will ever read. Beautifully written in unshowy prose and thoughtful, honest and profound. A masterpiece of the genre." ( Mail on Sunday)
"An intense account.... Junger uses his documentary skills to ask his comrades tough questions about killing, dying, loyalty and friendship. The result is a book not just about war, but about the limits of courage and, yes, love under pressure." ( Guardian)
"Absorbing and original.... Junger has found a novel and interesting lens through which to view the conflict in Afghanistan, and he captures many things a lesser writer might miss." ( New York Times)
"It takes a very good book to carry off a title as portentous as War, and Sebastian Junger has written one.... An outstanding war report: a precise and gripping account of some of the fiercest battles involving American soldiers in recent times." ( The Economist)

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Great insights about happiness and modern society

Good listen. The author tries as best as he can to answer questions regarding happiness and modern western society.

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  • ben emery
  • 31/07/2019

Good short read

The book speaks well to how difficult it is to be human in a culture that insists on pretending that everything is okay even amid horrible suffering and calamity.

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  • Frontal
  • 27/07/2019

Time to turn the world around!

Loved it! struggled a bit but got there. The narrator was good. Time to change!

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  • Caressa
  • 14/05/2019

Phenomenal!

As one who was not in the military but moved my family of seven overseas in a remote desert region, experienced hard things and a shame/honor/communal society, then moved to a boarding home to raise 25+ teens with a staff of five, only to return to the west after 5 years, I saw for myself much of that this book identifies. It helped me appreciate the lives of our military friends and more clearly understand our own challenges when reentering American culture and the isolation we felt - as well as the strange longing to return to our former lives, our tribes.

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  • Stepan Hamernik
  • 21/01/2019

my the most favourite book on audible

i already heard it for the fourth time and it becomes my the most facoirite book i bought on audible

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  • Felipe M.
  • 06/05/2018

Gooe historical background and personalexperience

Easy light read. Author poses the problem and highligts points with relevant personal experience. Good theoretical background.

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  • Kurt
  • 05/02/2018

Very interesting

Loved the great personal and historical stories of solidarity and tribalism.

The only very slight criticism would maybe be the structure. Everything melted together a bit.

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  • Hussy
  • 25/12/2017

A guide for lost Young men

Sometimes you listen someone put wods on something that was already known. Tribe was that for me.

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  • JakalTheOne
  • 09/12/2017

Create a community, change your life!

If you could sum up Tribe in a few words, what would they be?
Great journalism.

Would you listen to Tribe again? Why?
Yes, I think so.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?
How many of our psychological issues in the West is directly linked to individualism.

What could the authors have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
I don't know. Maybe a little short.

What about Nick Landrum's performance did you like?
Pretty straightforward.

Any additional comments?
Watch his documentaries "Restrepo" and "Hell On Earth".

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  • Francesco
  • 20/11/2017

great

well written, well read. important topic that is very relevant to the chaotic state of the world we see today. 5 bags of popcorn .

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  • Mike
  • 18/10/2017

thought provoking and analytic

well researched pamphlet on the greatest threat to Western society. extremely interesting to listen to and learn from.

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  • Joel Gwinner
  • 26/06/2018

As good as I'd been told

Fascinating and captivating. I found myself finishing this book in no time. It really hits home some of the most important aspects of humanity.

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