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Tribe : on homecoming and belonging / Sebastian Junger.

Junger, Sebastian, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Legislative Library.

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Legislative Library, Vaughan Street HM 554 Jun (Text) 36970100022450 General Collection Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781443449588
  • Physical Description: xvii, 168 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First Canadian edition.
  • Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.: "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 behaviors that typify good soldiering and foster a sense of belonging among troops, whether they’re fighting on the front lines or engaged in non-combat activities away from the action. Drawing from history, psychology, and anthropology, bestselling author Sebastian Junger shows us just how at odds the structure of modern society is with our tribal instincts, arguing that the difficulties many veterans face upon returning home from war do not stem entirely from the trauma they’ve suffered, but also from the individualist societies they must reintegrate into. A 2011 study by the Canadian Forces and Statistics Canada reveals that 78 percent of military suicides from 1972 to the end of 2006 involved veterans. Though these numbers present an implicit call to action, the government is only just taking steps now to address the problems veterans face when they return home. But can the government ever truly eliminate the challenges faced by returning veterans? Or is the problem deeper, woven into the very fabric of our modern existence? Perhaps our circumstances are not so bleak, and simply understanding that beneath our modern guises we all belong to one tribe or another would help us face not just the problems of our nation but of our individual lives as well."--Provided by the publisher.
Subject: Post-traumatic stress disorder.
Veterans > Mental health.
Tribes.
Group identity.

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