Radical tribes at warre: Primitivists on the net

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Why "tribes"? In the anthropological tradition, a tribe was a sociopolitically homogenous and autonomous group. Its members shared patterns of speech, basic cultural characteristics, and a territory. Today the term is universally used and universally undefined. Obviously, there is something in the word that appeals to the imagination: perhaps the idea that we can escape the atomized mass and reconstitute earlier, stronger ties between individuals. In order to understand the formation of online tribal identity, I use the concepts of "boundary" and "field" to analyze economic and political aspects of tribalism in anarcho-primitivist networks
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectronic Tribes: The Virtual World of Geeks, Gamers, Shamans and Scammers
EditorsT.L Adams, S.A Smith
Place of PublicationAustin, TX, USA
PublisherUniversity of Texas Press
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780292793965
ISBN (Print)9780292717749
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


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