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Stagnated and uncompleted Cycles/Transitions

Unattended tensions broulliages, and painful or unbearable losses in Western families (e.g. children or one parent deceased) frequently result in stagnated or uncompleted transitions (life transitions). Virtuous cycles in social systems may turn into ‘vicious cycles’. What is not good

Posted in Applied Mythology, Applying Anthropology, Clinical Anthropology, Domestic Harmony & Violence, Family & Community Continuity, Rituals of Passage and Affliction

Cirkelend ‘terugploegend’ leren

‘JE ZIET HET PAS ALS JE HET DOOR HEBT’ (Johan Cruijff; voetballer en artiest) Onlangs (mei 2016) vroeg een therapeute/student in de 1-jarige opleiding transculturele systeem benadering van het Marjon Arends Instituut Amsterdam, om iets meer te vertellen over ‘handelend

Posted in Applied Mythology, Applying Anthropology, Clinical Anthropology, Cultural Selfreflection, Epistemology, Improvising Systematically, Organisms as Selfcorrective Systems, Practical Mythology, Research Practices, Systematically Getting Lost

Falling Down and the Anxiety of Falling Apart

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch.

Posted in Applied Mythology, Clinical Anthropology, Cultural Selfreflection, Practical Mythology

(Nederlands) We Talk, You Listen

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch.

Posted in Applying Anthropology, Clinical Anthropology, Cultural Selfreflection, Family & Community Continuity, First & Second Nations, Gender Complementarity, Organisms as Selfcorrective Systems, Rituals of Passage and Affliction

Corrupting Family and Social Bonds

In western philosophy and social sciences there seems to persist a conceptual fallacy for more than a millennium on small-scale (monocultural) societies and urbanized (multicultural) societies. Ancient Greek states were in fact city-states and ancient Greek Athens’ population consisted for

Posted in Applying Anthropology, Beauty of Differences and Similarities, Clinical Anthropology, Cultural Selfreflection, Epistemology, Evolutionary Alienation, Evolutionary Authenticity, Family & Community Continuity, First & Second Nations, Practical Mythology

Young Men’s Deviance as Feedback to System Error

Until recently I struggled with some missing link in my three decades of clinical fieldwork research among and lecturing/writing about young men in trouble. Their disordering communication patterns (deviancy) had some important meaning. It signaled something vital for the context

Posted in Applying Anthropology, Clinical Anthropology, Domestic Harmony & Violence, Epistemology, Family & Community Continuity, Organisms as Selfcorrective Systems

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