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The Time of the Tribes
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The Time of the Tribes
The Decline of Individualism in Mass Society

First Edition


December 1995 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
In this exciting book Michel Maffesoli argues that the conventional approaches to understanding solidarity and society are deeply flawed. He contends that mass culture has disintegrated and that today social existence is conducted through fragmented tribal groupings, organized around the catchwords, brand-names and sound-bites of consumer culture. The book provides a rich backcloth against which to consider the rise of `identity politics' and the `proliferation of lifestyle cultures'.
Rob Shields
Foreword
Masses or Tribes

 
 
By Way of Introduction
 
The Emotional Community
Research Arguments

 
 
The Underground Puissance
 
Sociality vs the Social
 
Tribalism
 
Polyculturalism
 
Of Proxemics
 
Appendix: The Thinking of the Public Square

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