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Us and them : understanding your tribal mind

Author: David Berreby
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In this book, David Berreby shows how science tackles questions of group identity.

Drawing on new findings from anthropology to neuroscience, he argues that this "tribal" sense is a part of human nature, expressing itself in every aspect of life."

"We can't live without our tribal sense. It tells us who we are and how we should behave. It frees us from the narrow confines of the self, linking us to others and the past and the future.

Some condemn this instinct, as if it were only a source of evil. Others celebrate it, as if loyalty and faith were never misused.

David Berreby describes a third alternative: how we can accept and understand our inescapable tribal mind."--Jacket.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Berreby
ISBN: 0316090301 9780316090308 0316154989 9780316154987
OCLC Number: 57675739
Description: x, 370 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: "That's our biggest difference" --
"There are few questions more curious than this" --
Counting and measuring --
Birds of a feather --
Mind sight and kind sight --
Looking for the codes --
How mind makes world --
Inventing tradition in Oklahoma, or what I did on my summer vacation --
Them, we burn --
"Our common humanity makes us weep'' --
No humans involved --
Don't be a stranger --
Hazings and conversions --
The heads on the poles --
Species of Darwinism.
Responsibility: David Berreby.

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Excellent popular discussion of current social psychology

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2011-12-31) Excellent Permalink

As I said in my Amazon review, "Us and Them" by David Berreby explores the human faculty for seeing other people as members of groups with group characteristics, or as Berreby calls them, Human Kinds. The book examines classic results of social psychology, such...
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