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

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

How the Brain Lost Its Mind: Sex, Hysteria, and the Riddle of Mental Illness

A noted neurologist challenges the widespread misunderstanding of brain disease and mental illness How the Brain Lost Its Mind tells the rich and compelling story of two confounding ailments, syphilis and hysteria, and the extraordinary efforts to confront their effects on mental life How does th

Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers: Monstrosity, Patriarchy, and the Fear of Female Power

Women have always been seen as monsters Men from Aristotle to Freud have insisted that women are freakish creatures, capable of immense destruction Maybe they are And maybe that s a good thing Sady Doyle, hailed as smart, funny and fearless by the Boston Globe, takes readers on a tour of th

The Nocturnal Brain: Nightmares, Neuroscience, and the Secret World of Sleep

For Dr Guy Leschziner s patients, there is no rest for the weary in mind and body Insomnia, narcolepsy, night terrors, sleep apnea, and sleepwalking are just a sampling of conditions afflicting sufferers who cannot sleep and their experiences in trying are the stuff of nightmares Demoniac halluc

Proud Boys and the White Ethnostate: How the Alt-Right Is Warping the American Imagination

A critical exploration of the core ideas of the alt right necessary reading for all who seek to counter its appeal and expansion From a loose movement that lurked in the shadows in the early 2000s, the alt right has achieved a level of visibility that has allowed it to expand significantly through

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

In this generation defining self help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be positive all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people For decades, we ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life F k positivit