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Gender-complementarity is so self-evident that we, in urbanized societies, have forgotten the daily wisdom of it.
Seminal anthropologist Margaret Mead wrte Male & Female in 1949 in which she compared four indigenous societies how females and males cooperated.
Conclusion: gender roles may change untill they are each others opposites but their worlds/domains are always biologically, socially and culturally.
They idea that men and women are two and the ‘ywain shall never meet’ is a western man-made (culture bound) predicament

(Nederlands) SCHAARSE HUMOR EN ZELFIRONIE

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch.

Posted in Complementary female-male worlds, Controlled Folly, Cultural Selfreflection, Gender Complementarity

If I could say it, I wouldn’t have to dance it, would I?

“If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point in dancing it” This quote of the famous dancer Isadora Duncan is of importance for ‘selfreflecting’ (Western) academics and scientists. It was used by Gregory Bateson to

Posted in Complementary female-male worlds, Cultural Selfreflection, Epistemology, Gender Complementarity

MASCULINITIES & FEMININITIES IN RUNAWAY STATE

   

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

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

(Nederlands) DAGELIJKS MYTHOLOGIE PRAKTISEREN

http://behavioralsocialsciences.blogspot.de/2008/05/ancestor-syndrome-and-hidden-links-in.html http://behavioralsocialsciences.blogspot.de/2008/05/ancestor-syndrome-and-hidden-links-in.html

Posted in Applying Anthropology, Complementary female-male worlds, Family & Community Continuity, First & Second Nations, Gender Complementarity

(Nederlands) We Talk, You Listen

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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

HEGEMONIC ROMANTIC LOVE

We, westerners, are collectively suffering from ‘anorexia natura’. …to express ‘eternal love’ to your ‘just met love of your life’ seemsm preposterous. To find the ideal partner, to search for your soulmate, to surf the net for years for the

Posted in Applying Anthropology, Complementary female-male worlds, Domestic Harmony & Violence, Gender Complementarity

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