Tribalism of Our Times

Exactly 20 years will have soon passed since the great French sociologist Michel Maffesoli published Le Temps des tribus (1988) which quickly gained fame and acclaim in academic circles. However, the book’s truly worldwide career began when its English translation appeared nearly a decade later. The Time of the Tribes rapidly made its way into the humanities reading canon in 1996, ensuring its author the title of one of the leading theorists of postmodernism.