This article introduces Michel Maffesoli’s article ‘From Society to Tribal Communities’, in which he argues that emerging communities, although post-modern, are not entirely new but archaic and rooted in pre-modernity, and that these tribes are further facilitated by new technological developments such as social media. The introduction summarises the main argument of the article while contextualising it within both Maffesoli’s wider work and secondary literature that critically engages with his unique approach to studying postmodernism.
Published in The Sociological Review, 64.4 (Nov 2016), Special Issue: “Being in community: Re-visioning Sociology”, edited by David Studdert and Valerie Walkerdine
Published version: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-954X.12434/abstract
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