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Author : Sebastian Junger Pages : 3 pages Publisher : Hachette Audio Language : ISBN-10 : 1478936878 ISBN-13 : 9781478936 879

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging Seb asti an Jun ger , the bes tsel ling aut hor of Wa r and The Perf ect


Sto rm, tak es a criti cal loo k at pos ttra um atic stre ss dis ord er and the ma ny cha llen ges tod ay’s ret urni ng vet era ns fac e in mo der n soci ety. The


re are anc ient trib al hu ma n beh avi ors loy alty , inte rreli anc e, coo per atio ntha t flar e up in co mm unit ies duri ng tim es of tur moi


l and suff erin g. The se are the ver y sa me beh avi ors tha t typi fy goo d sol dier ing and fost er a sen se of bel ong ing am ong tro ops , wh eth er


the y’re figh ting on the fro nt line s or eng age d in non co mb at acti viti es aw ay fro m the acti on. Dra win g fro m hist ory, psy cho log y, and ant hro


pol ogy , bes tsel ling aut hor Seb asti an Jun ger sho ws us just ho w at odd s the stru ctur e of mo der n soci ety is wit h our trib al inst inct s, arg uin


g tha t the diffi cult ies ma ny vet era ns fac e upo n ret urni ng ho me fro m war do not ste m enti rely fro m the tra um a the y’v e suff ere d,


but als o fro m the indi vid uali st soci etie s the y mu st rein teg rat e into .A 201 1 stu dy by the Can adi an For ces and Sta tisti cs Can ada rev eals


tha t 78 per cen t of mili tar y suic ide s fro m 197 2 to the end of 200 6 inv olv ed vet era ns. Tho ugh the se nu mb ers pre sen t an imp licit call to acti


on, the gov ern me nt is onl y just taki ng ste ps no w to add res s the pro ble ms vet era ns fac e wh en the y ret urn ho me. But can the gov ern


me nt eve r trul y eli min ate the cha llen ges fac ed by ret urni ng vet era ns? Or is the pro ble m dee per , wo ven into the ver y fabr ic of our mo


der n exis ten ce? Per hap s our circ um sta nce s are not so ble ak, and sim ply und erst and ing tha t ben eat h our mo der n gui ses we all bel ong to


one trib e or ano the r wo uld hel p us fac e not just the pro ble ms of our nati on but of our indi vid ual live s as well .We llres ear che d and co mp elli


ngl y writ ten, this tim ely loo k at ho w vet era ns rea ct to co min g ho me will rec onc eiv e our app roa ch to vet era n’s affa irs and hel p us to


rep air our cur ren t soci al dyn ami c. Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

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