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Author King, Charles, 1967- author.

Title Gods of the upper air : how a circle of renegade anthropologists reinvented race, sex, and gender in the twentieth century / Charles King.

Publication Info. New York : Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Library Connection Non-Fiction    92 Boas,F KIN    Available
Edition First edition.
Description xii, 431 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-406) and index.
Contents Away -- Baffin Island -- "All is individuality" -- Science and circuses -- Headhunters -- American empire -- "A girl as frail as Margaret" -- Coming of age -- Masses and mountaintops -- Indian country -- Living theory -- Spirit realms -- War and nonsense -- Home.
Summary "A dazzling group portrait of Franz Boas, the founder of cultural anthropology, and his circle of women scientists, who upended American notions of race, gender, and sexuality in the 1920s and 1930s--a sweeping chronicle of how our society began to question the basic ways we understand other cultures and ourselves."--Publisher's description.
Subject Boas, Franz, 1858-1942.
Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978.
Benedict, Ruth, 1887-1948.
Deloria, Ella Cara.
Hurston, Zora Neale.
Anthropologists -- United States -- Biography.
Women anthropologists -- Biography.
Anthropology -- Research.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780385542197 (hardcover)
0385542194 (hardcover)
9780385542203 (ebook)

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