Charles King - "Gods of the Upper Air"

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Charles King

Charles King discusses Gods of the Upper Air: How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Gender in the Twentieth Century. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

At the Co-op

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About the book: 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.

About the author: Charles King is the author of seven books, including Midnight at the Pera Palace and Odessa, winner of a National Jewish Book Award. His essays and articles have appeared in the The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, and The New Republic. He is a professor of international affairs and government at Georgetown University.

Event Location: 
The Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 S Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637