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Papua New Guinea & Aesthetic Realism

Oksapmin, where I did field work, is in the Sandaun ('Sundown') Province
— in the far west of Papua New Guinea
  bullet for Aesthetic Realism: A New Perspective for Anthropology & SociologyOksapmin Society and World View:  Doctoral Dissertation by Arnold Perey, Columbia University

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bullet Idealism and Practicality: How Can a Man Have Both?


Malinowski in the Trobriands

Includes a discussion of the great anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski and his Diary in the Strict Sense of the Word, written in New Guinea of 1914-1918.

Originally presented in an Aesthetic Realism Foundation seminar, October 2005, this paper explains the division in a person between being "practical" and "idealistic" and how Malinowski went after solving that division in his anthropological functionalism.

bulletKinship: "Body and World in Oksapmin Kin Terms"


bullet"A New Perspective for American Anthropology"  In The Anthropologist, University of Delhi, India

Consider the native people of 0ksapmin, New Guinea....Do they have two opposite attitudes to the world—that it has been kind to them and the gods have been good, and also that it has rooked them? Have they hundreds of possibilities of being pleased and angry?


bulletGwe, Young Man of New Guinea: A Novel Against Racism

You can see the Aesthetic Realism understanding of racism in action in my novel Gwe, Young Man of New Guinea on the website of the same name (click here) and on Amazon.com where it can also be purchased.

 

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The Place of Aesthetic Realism in Culture,"Friends of Aesthetic Realism — Countering the Lies"

Anti-Racism Resources

See the page titled "How Aesthetic Realism Opposes Racism" and the anti-prejudice articles in The Right of Aesthetic Realism to Be Known. Among the latter are "Difference and Sameness: The Human Question" and " Racism Can End" by Ellen Reiss.

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 sources 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 other articles by New York teachers. So importantly, they show how the standard curriculum, K-12, can be used to encourage kindness. See for instance,"Prejudice Changes to Respect" and "Students Learn, Prejudice Is Defeated!"

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