Author: Dirck van Bekkum

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Football (transgenerational fan) communities and indigenous communities have more in common from an anthropological gaze as we might expect. Anthropology, for already 150 years, tries to understand what are differences and similarities between small-scale and our large-scale (national) societies. From …

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Take me back sings Van Morrison (1991) in search for when it felt so right, so good, the eternal now. The Eagles sang in Hotel Calfornia in 1976: I had to find my way back..to the place I was before. …

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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. …

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What is there left to tell about being human? After the hundreds books I did not read. Thousands of academic papers written but never read Millions of songs and poems I did not understand. Taking myself less and less seriously …

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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 …

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