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Alienation is still a wide spread and important concept in social sciences. Evolutionary Alienation is nearly unknown concept.

How to Be Better Ancestors?

(this is a seminal post of this morning in ‘Sankofa‘ systemic thinking by First Nation activist Winona LaDuke. Source ‘Humans and Nature’ see HERE) By: Winona LaDuke How long are you going to let others determine the future for your

Posted in Beauty of Differences and Similarities, Cultural Selfreflection, Epistemology, Evolutionary Alienation, Evolutionary Authenticity, Family & Community Continuity, First & Second Nations, Organisms as Selfcorrective Systems

Discontents of the Nation, Contents of Indigenous Cultures

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch.

Posted in Applied Mythology, Cultural Selfreflection, Epistemology, Evolutionary Alienation, First & Second Nations, Organisms as Selfcorrective Systems

What is a (cybernetic) system?

In his analysis what Gregory Bateson means with a ‘cybernetics system’ Morris Berman in his ‘The Reenchantment of the World‘ (1984) writes: …Another way of stating it might be to say that the system is self-corrective in the direction of homeostasis

Posted in Applied Mythology, Applying Anthropology, Cultural Selfreflection, Epistemology, Evolutionary Alienation, Organisms as Selfcorrective Systems, Rituals of Passage and Affliction, Systemtheory

MASCULINITIES & FEMININITIES IN RUNAWAY STATE

   

Posted in Applied Mythology, Complementary female-male worlds, Evolutionary Alienation, Gender Complementarity

Aboriginal rituals synchronize us with ‘how nature works’

What we, anthropologists and urbanized people, call humanization and progress has a dark side. Only very recently, 10.000 years, we started living in cities while our ‘aboriginal’ (indigenous people’s) past lasted about 2,5 millions years. The ‘urbanizing era’ lasted only

Posted in Applied Mythology, Applying Anthropology, Cultural Selfreflection, Epistemology, Evolutionary Alienation, Evolutionary Authenticity, Family & Community Continuity, First & Second Nations, Organisms as Selfcorrective Systems, Rituals of Passage and Affliction, Transitional Spaces Tagged with: , , ,

The Lack of and Craving for Deep-Safe-Spaces in Modernity

Science intends to look for and offer understanding/options for at least man-made, if not natural, human suffering. However we (westernized) social scientists do have, looking closely at our (public) time/money investments the last hundred years, a bad track record. We

Posted in Applied Mythology, Applying Anthropology, Complementary female-male worlds, Epistemology, Evolutionary Alienation, Evolutionary Authenticity, Gender Complementarity, Transitional Spaces

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

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