The Bainbridge Public Library hosts a monthly discussion group. It
meets on the 4th Friday of the month from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. The Salon is for men
and women who enjoy stimulating conversation and wish to learn from others in
civil dialogue. Topics will vary, but the mode will be general interest
subjects that impact the public. The Salon conversations will be energizing,
fun, and thought provoking. Next up is:
Tribalism — What Is
It? How Does It Affect Us?
In pre-modern time, the word "tribe” was
used to identify a group of distinct people in faraway lands or ancient times,
dependent on the land for their livelihood, self-sufficient and not integrated
into the national society. By 2016, "tribe” had been converted into "social group”, still defined
and described by group members’ behaviors and attitudes. The behavior that stems
from loyalty to one’s own tribe can meet members’ needs well while at the same
time markedly disrupt the perceived well-being for members of "other” tribes.
Join us as we discuss the ramifications
of an ever-changing social/cultural environment in our nation and Bainbridge
The BPL Salon meets on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 1:30PM.
We’ll be in the large conference room on the main floor of BPL. Civil discourse
is the norm. Click below for a reading that may stimulate your thinking about
this month’s topic: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/02/opinion/identity-politics-run-amok.html?mwrsm=Email
and http://bigthink.com/risk-reason-and-reality/how-tribalism-overrules-reason-and-makes-risky-times-more-dangerous (This
link sometimes works and sometimes doesn’t. If not, go to bigthink.com and
search "tribalism” and you’ll get it.)
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