Saturday, September 24, 2005

Aesthetic Realism and Anthropology

Here, I'm glad to point to a website I care for, by anthropologist and Aesthetic Realism consultant Arnold Perey: Aesthetic Realism: A New Perspective for Anthropology. His work breaks new ground, as he shows the place of aesthetics in the study of this social science. Dr. Perey is the author of two recent books. One, the novel Gwe, Young Man of New Guinea, is based on his own field work in that region of the world, and is a moving description of human emotion and experience--including the anthropologist's own. The other, a book for children, is a retelling of a traditional African story: Were They Equal? It's a pleasure to introduce readers to his rich, exciting website.