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Gods of the Upper Air

How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Gender in the Twentieth Century

by Charles King

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Gods of the Upper Air
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How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Gender in the Twentieth Century
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Charles King

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Chronicles the story and legacy of cultural anthropology founder Franz Boas and his circle of women scientists, outlining how their team upended American views about race, gender and sexuality in the 1920s and 1930s. By the author of Odessa. Illustrations.