This whole ‘tribe’ thing is something of a specialty of mine. Two classic sources people might be interested in reading are “The Concept of Tribe” by Morton Fried and “The Illusion of Tribe” by Aidan Southall.
Comment from: Anonymous [Visitor]
A tribe is a type of community. It does not imply them to be primitive unless you are ignorant of what the term really means. We assume too much of words. Tribe is really eh same as saying “suburb or rural area.
I’d rather say we assume too little of words and reflect too little about it. If you use “tribe” the way you described, that’s fine, but as shown here, it’s mostly used in a different way.
Comment from: Beau [Visitor]
I was looking for that statement. It’s not popping up after clicking the link.
-I should have saved it way back then for reference.
Thanks for letting me know. I will check the links by Monday
I have updated all links. The ASA statement is no longer to be found on the ASA website. But a copy is available here in the internet archive (scroll down the page a bit)