July 24th 2008, 06:31 AM #31
India is a sea of tribes (like Africa). Jats, Ahirs, Gujars, Meena, Bhils and so on (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...ribes_in_India). They make about 10% of the Indian population, 120 million people.
February 4th 2009, 09:38 AM #32
Re: TribalismGo with the flow the river knows.
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Gifts of jade-silk change weapons and war into peace and friendship.
I do not know, therefore I think . . . and everything is in pencil.
June 6th 2009, 04:58 AM #33
I'd like to hear some perspectives on mass-communication and tribalism from here.
The postmodern condition is a fragmented condition in which we are no longer separated into "family, neighbourhood, tribe, nation" or whatever categories one chooses to use here.
These days we are able to communicate via internet over the other side of the world and our identities are becoming all the more mixed with other cultural identities. This is also a by-part of multi-culturalism, in the Western world, and because of mass tourism, the rise of middle-class, the ease of travel, et al., we are able to be on the other side of the world in days.
A hundred years ago people could go through their entire lives without being confronted with the amount of culture that we are today. Further, since identity and culture go hand in hand (the "Self" has been described as a cultural artifact), how has this drastic change in communication affected our intrinsic tribal mentality?