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Young Men as Whistleblowers (Dirck van Bekkum forthcoming 2019)

(read HERE the contents and summary of the book which contains 20 publications of the author between 1992-2017) In the past decades, criminal, dangerous, violent, and radicalizing young men have drawn much attention in social sciences and public debates. Hardly

Posted in Applied Mythology, Applying Anthropology, Clinical Anthropology, Cultural Selfreflection, Failing Institutions, Gender Complementarity, Rituals of Passage and Affliction, Transitional Spaces Tagged with:

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

(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

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

Sport, Play and Loteries as As-If Communication Patterns

To stay in touch with our distant animal pasts we, humans,  frequently ‘need to eat humble pie‘ and get into ‘transitional (liminal/sacred/ritual) spaces‘ and experience ‘communitas‘. These are our aboriginal ways to keep our collective minds (souls/hearts/bodies) sane and whole.

Posted in Applied Mythology, Controlled Folly, Cosmic Jokes, Cultural Selfreflection, Organisms as Selfcorrective Systems, Recoding Songs/Poems, Rituals of Passage and Affliction, Transitional Spaces Tagged with: ,

Comparing Apples with Oranges

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch.

Posted in Applying Anthropology, Cultural Selfreflection, Dominating & Subjecting, Epistemology

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

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

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