Tribe: Adventures in a Changing World
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Tribe: Adventures in a Changing World

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Over several years, Parry spent a month living with fifteen different tribes. The result is an insight into wildly differing cultures that are vibrant, hospitable and full of spirit. This book is based on the hugely successful BBC 2 series. His encounters also throw up some thought-provoking and challenging questions: Is change good? Should we protect tribes people? And, m...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by Penguin Books (first published September 20th 2007)
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Feb 24, 2011 Isis rated it 3 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Fans of the tv show, travellers, everyone
Recommended to Isis by: No one
I pre-ordered this book in eager anticipation of the full stories of the tribes in glorious depth and thick detail, my appetite whetted by the excellent television series which I followed on tv from episode one of series one. However, having read it, it becomes abundantly clear that this book is an accessory and accompaniment to the series, not a detailed stand alone from which the series derived. It covers the main events of the episodes, but not in as much detail as the programmes, and omits m...more
Shallow piece of garbage.
A book about a TV show that uses people as a sideshow to reinforce Europeans' beliefs about the novelty and oddity of other ways of being.

In the first chapter there are numerous laughable examples of how low Parry's self-awareness and powers of empathy are.
"I knew that if I wanted to really get to know the way these people live I'd have to become friends with one if them."
If you have a stated objective, you're not looking for a friend, you're using them as a tool.
"I kne...more
Noel Peries
Hey Cass, you'll love this book based on a ex royal marine called Bruce Parry and a small camera crew that visits some of the remotest tribes in the world, the documentary films Bruce as he is allowed to first live with a tribe, and live amongst each community for a few months. Its fascinating, in one tribe he visits a tribe in new guniea, and lives with 3 men in a house built into the canopy of the forest.

One of the men after a while takes a liking to Bruce and decides to cuddle up to him as th...more
K.J. Pierce
I love Bruce Parry and was finally able to watch all three seasons of Tribe thanks to it being a UK show available on DVD. The book was interesting and did fill in some of the gaps between what was shown on the show and what was left on the cutting room floor, though it didn't go as in depth as I would have liked.
Fantastic read! A roller coaster ride from your sofa of many ways of being in the world and many ways of seeing the world. I loved this book and am now on the look out for the documentary series that the book was written to accompany!
Phil Tall
Another book I wanted to like, but didn't. The series was great and the book not so great!
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