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Urban Tribes: Are Friends the New Family? by…

Urban Tribes: Are Friends the New Family?

by Ethan Watters

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"While taking stock of his life, Watters realizes that he only has to look as far as his friends to see that he is not alone. Rather than settle down into traditional families, he and his friends have formed an Urban Tribe - an intricate community of young people who live and work together in various combinations, form regular rituals, and provide the same kind of support as an extended family." "Urban Tribes is the story of Watters's investigation into a nationwide phenomenon, one that is key to understanding the choices of his generation. He draws not only on his own story, but on interviews with hundreds of tribe members around the country. He stuffs envelopes at the headquarters of the American Association of Single People, takes us on his tribe's annual pilgrimage to the Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert, and trolls for romantic advice at the American Psychological Association's national convention. And when he finally finds true love and starts a family of his own, he looks back on what the tribe years have meant for him and considers what their legacy will be."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)



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Written by a self-described "numbskull", exploring the relationships of the people he/we select as friends and who have functionally replaced the relatives and "tribe" we may have been born into. Comes to terms with "friendship", the social tether, and Love. The author spent 20 years living outside of a "family unit" and explored collective living.
  keylawk | May 28, 2011 |
If you are close to pushing the "Oh My God relationship/marriage/kids/happily ever after" panic button, you've got to read this book. Urban Tribes raises key questions facing singles in their late 20's,30's and 40's. As people are getting married later in life, or not at all, it really introduces some interesting theories on life. ( )
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