Prosocial Commons Book Club Launches with Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Change the World, by Tyson Yunkaporta. One objective of the ProSocial Commons is to organize a book club for members to discuss any book (or other collection of readings) relevant to the interests of its members and the mission of ProSocial World. PC members Kathleen Hart, Chris Bremer, Sudhindra Rao, and Christopher Spain have kindly volunteered to form a stewardship circle for the club.
The club will begin with Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Change the World by Tyson Yunkaporta. This highly acclaimed book explores the nature of indigenous thought in relation to WEIRD (Western, Educated, Industrial, Rich, Democratic) thought. It is highly relevant to PW’s focus on the nature of cultural diversity and working with people from all cultures towards positive change. Two recent seminars by the anthropologist Jerome Lewis in the ProSocial Seminar Series: https://www.prosocial.world/events/egalitarian-societies-with-jerome-lewis, https://www.prosocial.world/events/seminar-music-pleasure-and-culture-with-jerome-lewis explore the same theme. Those who would like to join this group and are not yet members of the PC are welcome to register along with PC members, where they can learn more about the PC and how to join. Groups for other books are planned after the Stewardship Circle learns from the experience of this group.