I’ve found an interesting article by Jonathan Rowson (undated as far as I can tell, but probably fairly recent based on several of the references it contains) which I thought might be good to discuss here on Praxorium.
It’s called “Awakening the Twelve Tribes of Transformation”.
The 12 tribes are listed here, very briefly, to sketch the territory, but I suggest that anyone who wants to discuss the article reads the original piece.
1.Attention Finders - controlling and directing our own attention
2. Wounded Activists - different campaigning strategies for burned out activists
3. Cautious Futurists - connecting technology back with our bio-psycho-social-spiritual natures
4. Wise Businesses - social entrepreneurs questioning capitalism and purpose beyond profit
5. Media Ecologists - truth in a fragmented and contagious media ecology
6. Reflexive Investors - flows of capital for change and impact
7. Renegade Scholars - balancing responsible, visionary, useful, rigorous and true scholarship
8. Political Revisionists - main political ideologies are imploding and we need to revive virtue ethics
9. Cultural Democrats - democracy, citizenship, voting, commitment, and functional disagreement
10. Integral Facilitators - unlocking emergent properties of groups
11. Metamodern pioneers - seeking integration of epistemic diversity through dialogue
12. Spiritually Capacious - offers grounding in love and inquiry into meaning
Personally I am more than a little intrigued by the concept of these being ‘tribes’, because my observation is that many of the people I’ve encountered who are interested in one ‘tribe’ (or topic/perspective?) are interested in many to all of the others as well. Certainly that is true of me.