Charles King on Gods of the Upper Air

AMSEcast | 1 January 2024 | 0h 38m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Charles King about his book Gods of the Upper Air: How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Gender in the Twentieth Century. Discusses the history of the development of cultural anthropology; key figures like Franz Boas, Margaret Mead, and Zora Neale Hurston; and how they shifted our understanding of societies from being in a hierarchy from primitive to advanced to being relative and based on the history and circumstances of their people.

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