Gods of the Upper AirNPR coverage of Gods of the Upper Air: How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Gender in the Twentieth Century by Charles King. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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.