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Author Maffesoli, Michel

Title The Time of the Tribes : the Decline of Individualism in Mass Society
Published London : SAGE Publications, 1995
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Description 1 online resource (191 pages)
Series Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society
Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society
Contents Cover; Contents; Foreword: Masses or Tribes?; By Way of Introduction; Chapter 1 -- The Emotional Community: Research Arguments; Chapter 2 -- The Underground Puissance; Chapter 3 -- Sociality vs. The Social ; Chapter 4 -- Tribalism; Chapter 5 -- Polyculturalism; Chapter 6 -- Of Proxemics; Appendix: The Thinking of the Public Square; Index
Summary 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'
Notes Print version record
Subject Group identity
Mass society
Social change
Group identity.
Mass society.
Social change.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1848609531