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Tribes: How Our Need to Belong Can Make or Break Society

David Lammy

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Memoirs, History, Popular culture, Political geography

TRIBES explores the rise of New Tribalism and how technology and globalisation have helped shape it

Labour MP for Tottenham David Lammy investigates the modern concept of "tribes" and how New Tribalism has pernicious effects on the health of our society.

TRIBES will explore ways in which we can challenge and neuter New Tribalism, distinguishing between the 'good' sort of tribalism - the patriotism that is inclusive and open to newcomers, the ethnic or religious pride that celebrates a particular culture or faith tradition rather than denigrates others as inferior, the 'Spirit of Dunkirk' that saw ordinary people come together and do extraordinary things - from the harmful tribalism that excludes, denigrates and divides.

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David Lammy

David Lammy was born in London to Guianese parents and has served as the MP for Tottenham since 2000. He was the first black Briton to study at Harvard Law School and before entering politics practised as a barrister. He served as a minister under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown and his first book, Out of the Ashes: Britain after the Riots, was published to widespread acclaim in 2011.

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