Aesthetic Realism
A New Perspective for Anthropology & Sociology

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Summer 2002 
Taught by Arnold Perey 
Class meets 6:00 PM on alternate Wednesdays 
at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, New York City 

Anthropology for the 21st Century
There is nothing more urgent in our time than for people to see each other fairly-not with contempt but with the desire to understand! Anthropology will be true to itself in the 21st century if it is a means for this. The great principle which needs to be studied and understood is Eli Siegel's statement, "The world, art, and self explain each other: each is the aesthetic oneness of opposites." In these classes we discuss: Are the opposites indispensable to understanding people of another race, another culture-and seeing what is to be valued, cared for, in them? 1.  May 22   SELF AND WORLD.  How the World Became You-or, Evolution!  

2.   June 5   SAMENESS AND DIFFERENCE.  Black Indians-Two Cultures & One People 

3.   June 22  [Not Wednesday June 19]  PERSONAL FEELING AND IMPERSONAL LOGIC Saturday at 11:00 AM at a Location to Be Announced 

We will meet with The Visual Arts and the Opposites class taught by Marcia Rackow to study how the philosophic beginnings of reality, the opposites, are the basis of art and are the cause of beauty.4.   July 3   EMOTION INCLUDES LOVE & HATE: Mourning Dove: A Salishian Autobiography  

5.   July 17   STRANGE AND FAMILIAR.  How Can We Truly Know Another Person? - Discussing Clifford Geertz's The Interpretation of Culture 
6.   July 31   UNIQUE AND REPRESENTATIVE: Kaffir Boy: An Autobiography by Mark Mathabane 

7.   August 14   What Do You See, When You See Fairly? 

Students in the class speak on the Siegel Theory of Opposites in instances of Anthropology.

Anti-Racism Resources:

See the page titled " How Aesthetic Realism Opposes Racism." The practical and deep articles on the Web include, too, "On Racism & How to End It" by Nancy Huntting; Allan Michael's "It Is In Contempt That the Root of Racism Lies"; Alice Bernstein's "Poems by Eli Siegel about Martin Luther King and America" and the book she edited: Aesthetic Realism and the Answer to Racism. Other articles include, "The Genome & Equality""Words, Truth, & the Confederate Flag"; "Fascism, Understood At Last!"; "Aesthetic Realism: The Solution to Racism""Contempt, the Cause of Racism""Queen's Visit to Amritsar" by Christopher Balchin. And articles by New York teachers who show how the standard curriculum, K-12, can be used to encourage kindness include: "Prejudice Changes to Respect" and "Students Learn, Prejudice Is Defeated!"

Home Page: Aesthetic Realism: A New Perspective for Anthropology & Sociology
Aesthetic Realism Foundation
Aesthetic Realism Online Library
The Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method
Aesthetic Realism Consultations
Links to Aesthetic Realism Resources
John Singer Sargent's Madame X, an Aesthetic Realism Discussion
Essays and News Pieces about Aesthetic Realism
The Place of Aesthetic Realism in Culture,"Friends of Aesthetic Realism — Countering the Lies"

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