Aesthetic Realism
A New Perspective for Anthropology & Sociology

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Classes at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation in New York City
Anthropology Is about You & Everyone

"Take this Aesthetic Realism class & see yourself in all humanity."


Taught by Arnold Perey, Ph.D.

Through the Aesthetic Realism method, anthropology is a means to understand yourself more richly and deeply.

In this class you'll see what you have in common with people whose cultures can seem very different.  You'll see your relation, for instance, to people in the grasslands of Africa, the tents of Asia and North America, New Guinea, the Amazon—and to ancient hunters too.

Yes, anthropology includes us. Aesthetic Realism shows how.

Arnold Perey at drum, teaching

Photo by Robert Murphy

"Aesthetic Realism explains that the big conflict in everyone is hoping to like the world and wanting to have contempt for it."

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"All humanity is akin; kind and cruel, accurate and wild, powerful and delicate—trying to put together opposites in ourselves."


SCHEDULE for Fall 2012 Classes Is Forthcoming
Class meets on alternate Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:30 PM

woman looking at me     women & children     men looking      man with stone ax cutting secon-growth tree


Instances of how Aesthetic Realism shows people of different cultures are more alike than different:

About the Ethical Unconscious: The myth of the flood, Daphne Baker's dream, and guilt.

 

How Much Feeling—and What Kind—Should a Man Have?

Discussing My Life, the Life of Fusiwe, a Head Man of the Yanomami People, and Men of the United States   Part 1  |  Part 2  |  Part 3

What Big Mistakes Do Even Smart Men Make? With a consideration of the African story "Maliane and the Water Snake" from the Basotho people.

"Anthropology Is about You and Everyone" is part of the curriculum offered
by the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, a not-for-profit educational foundation.

 • Class meets alternate Wedmesdays, 6-7:30 pm
 • 7 classes per semester Course fee $60; audits are welcome with prior permission: $12
 • You can inquire about auditing this class by calling the Class Registrar at 212-777-4490.
 • To find out about other classes at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, click here.

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