Film, Video Gods of the Upper Air

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Gods of the Upper Air
Charles King discussed his book, "Gods of the Upper Air: How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex and Gender in the 20th Century," a group portrait of Franz Boas (1858-1942), the pioneering German-American professor of anthropology at Columbia University, and some of his most eminent students: Margaret Mead, Zora Neale Hurston, Ruth Benedict and Ella Cara Deloria. Boas rejected the then-popular notion of cultural hierarchies and taught that cultural differences are not the result of biological differences, such as race.
Event Date
December 13, 2019
Running Time
1 hours, 7 minutes, 1 seconds
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