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Gods of the Upper Air - How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Gender in the Twentieth Century... Gods of the Upper Air - How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Gender in the Twentieth Century (Paperback)
Charles King
R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Reinvention of Humanity - How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Remade Race, Sex and Gender (Paperback): Charles King The Reinvention of Humanity - How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Remade Race, Sex and Gender (Paperback)
Charles King
R298 R250 Discovery Miles 2 500 Save R48 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

*THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* *SHORTLISTED FOR THE BRITISH ACADEMY NAYEF AL-RODHAN PRIZE 2020* The riveting story of the pioneers who redefined conceptions of 'normality' in the early twentieth century. Under the guiding eye of cultural anthropologist Franz Boas, these scientist-explorers - most of them women - made intrepid journeys into far-flung communities all over the world, where they documented radically different social approaches that overturned Western assumptions about human diversity and challenged the era's scientific consensus. Here, the boundary-breaking lives and achievements of Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict, Ella Deloria and Zora Neale Hurston are brought fully into light for the first time, showing how their trailblazing discoveries helped shape the moral universe we inhabit today. *WINNER OF THE FRANCIS PARKMAN PRIZE 2020* *FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS 2019*

Midnight at the Pera Palace - The Birth of Modern Istanbul (Paperback): Charles King Midnight at the Pera Palace - The Birth of Modern Istanbul (Paperback)
Charles King
R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

When the Ottoman Empire collapsed, so many spies mingled in the lobby of Istanbul's Pera Palace Hotel that the manager put up a sign asking them to relinquish seats to paying guests. As the multi-ethnic empire became a Turkish republic, Russian emigres sold family heirlooms, an African American impresario founded a jazz club and Miss Turkey became the first Muslim beauty queen. Turkey's president Kemal Ataturk, Muslim feminist Halide Edip, the exiled Leon Trotsky and the future Pope John XXIII fought for new visions of human freedom. During the Second World War, German intellectuals ran from the Nazis while Jewish activists spirited refugees out of occupied Europe. This pioneering portrait of urban reinvention re-creates an era when an ancient city became a global crossroads-a moment when Europe's closest Muslim metropolis became its vital port of refuge.

The Reinvention of Humanity - A Story of Race, Sex, Gender and the Discovery of Culture (Hardcover): Charles King The Reinvention of Humanity - A Story of Race, Sex, Gender and the Discovery of Culture (Hardcover)
Charles King 1
R645 Discovery Miles 6 450 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

*THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* 'Magnificent' Guardian / 'Hugely informative and adhesively readable' Sunday Times The Reinvention of Humanity tells the riveting story of a small circle of renegade scientist-explorers who changed something profound: what it means to be normal. In the early twentieth century, these pioneering anthropologists, most of them women, made intrepid journeys that overturned our assumptions about race, sexuality, gender and the nature of human diversity. From the Arctic to the South Pacific, from Haiti to Japan, they immersed themselves in distant or isolated communities, where they observed and documented radically different approaches to love and child-rearing, family structure and the relationship between women and men. With this evidence they were able to challenge the era's scientific consensus - and deep-rooted Western belief - that intelligence, ability and character are determined by a person's race or sex, and show that the roles people play in society are shaped in fact according to the immense variety of human cultures. Theirs were boundary-breaking lives, filled with scandal, romance, rivalry and tragedy. Those of Margaret Mead and her essential partner Ruth Benedict resulted in fame and notoriety. Those of Native American activist Ella Deloria and the African-American writer and ethnographer Zora Neale Hurston ended in poverty and obscurity; here their achievements are brought fully into the light for the first time. All were outsiders, including the controversial founder of their field, the wild-haired professor, German immigrant and revolutionary thinker, Franz Boas. The Reinvention of Humanity takes us on their globe-spanning adventures and shows how, together, these courageous and unconventional people created the moral universe we inhabit today.

The Ghost of Freedom - A History of the Caucasus (Paperback): Charles King The Ghost of Freedom - A History of the Caucasus (Paperback)
Charles King
R684 Discovery Miles 6 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Caucasus mountains rise at the intersection of Europe, Russia, and the Middle East. A land of astonishing natural beauty and a dizzying array of ancient cultures, the Caucasus for most of the twentieth century lay inside the Soviet Union, before movements of national liberation created newly independent countries and sparked the devastating war in Chechnya.
Combining riveting storytelling with insightful analysis, The Ghost of Freedom is the first general history of the modern Caucasus, stretching from the beginning of Russian imperial expansion up to the rise of new countries after the Soviet Union's collapse. In evocative and accessible prose, Charles King reveals how tsars, highlanders, revolutionaries, and adventurers have contributed to the fascinating history of this borderland, providing an indispensable guide to the complicated histories, politics, and cultures of this intriguing frontier. Based on new research in multiple languages, the book shows how the struggle for freedom in the mountains, hills, and plains of the Caucasus has been a perennial theme over the last two hundred years--a struggle which has led to liberation as well as to new forms of captivity. The book sheds valuable light on the origins of modern disputes, including the ongoing war in Chechnya, conflicts in Georgia and Azerbaijan, and debates over oil from the Caspian Sea and its impact on world markets.
Ranging from the salons of Russian writers to the circus sideshows of America, from the offices of European diplomats to the villages of Muslim mountaineers, The Ghost of Freedom paints a rich portrait of one of the world's most turbulent and least understood regions.

A Wounded Name (Paperback): Charles King A Wounded Name (Paperback)
Charles King
R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
'Laramie' (Paperback): Charles King 'Laramie' (Paperback)
Charles King
R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Daughter of the Sioux (Paperback): Charles King A Daughter of the Sioux (Paperback)
Charles King
R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Laramie - New special edition (Paperback): Charles King Laramie - New special edition (Paperback)
Charles King
R442 Discovery Miles 4 420 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Deserter - New special edition (Paperback): Charles King The Deserter - New special edition (Paperback)
Charles King
R445 Discovery Miles 4 450 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
God's Children In God's Kingdom - Jesus said, let the children come. (Paperback): Charles King God's Children In God's Kingdom - Jesus said, let the children come. (Paperback)
Charles King
R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
International State Building and Reconstruction Efforts - Experience Gained and Lessons Learned. A Publication of the Aspen... International State Building and Reconstruction Efforts - Experience Gained and Lessons Learned. A Publication of the Aspen Institute Germany (Hardcover)
Joachim Karuse, Charles King Mallory
R717 R593 Discovery Miles 5 930 Save R124 (17%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Post-conflict related efforts by the international community, towards state (re)building and the reconstruction of a society and its economy, have become more or less a regular feature of international affairs since the early 1990s. It seems that the demand for such international efforts is rising rather than diminishing. All have in common that the establishment of sound state structures and livable economies in a given state are considered by a sizeable and powerful group of states as something that is furthering international peace and stability. This book addresses the strategic and policy dimensions of these international state building and reconstruction efforts. The chapters take up issues relating to the economic, security-related, and institutional aspects. Table of Contents include: Lessons Unlearned: Why Most International Reconstruction Efforts in the Past Have Failed Measuring Progress in International State Building and Reconstruction Creating Market Economies in Post-Conflict Societies Paradoxes and Dilemmas of Democratization and State Building in War-Torn Countries Establishing Security in Conflict-Ridden Societies Fighting Insurgencies and Terrorists in Post-Conflict Situations Peace Operations and Peace Building in the Transatlantic Dialogue and The Future of International State Building and Reconstruction Efforts.

Campaigning With Crook - And Stories Of Army Life (Hardcover): Charles King Campaigning With Crook - And Stories Of Army Life (Hardcover)
Charles King
R738 Discovery Miles 7 380 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Marion's Faith (Paperback): Charles King Marion's Faith (Paperback)
Charles King
R581 Discovery Miles 5 810 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Found In The Philippines (Hardcover): Charles King Found In The Philippines (Hardcover)
Charles King
R740 Discovery Miles 7 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Laramie - Or The Queen Of Bedlam: A Story Of The Sioux War Of 1876 (Hardcover): Charles King Laramie - Or The Queen Of Bedlam: A Story Of The Sioux War Of 1876 (Hardcover)
Charles King
R705 Discovery Miles 7 050 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
An Apache Princess - A Tale of the Indian Frontier: Complete with Illustration (Illustrated) (Paperback): General Charles King An Apache Princess - A Tale of the Indian Frontier: Complete with Illustration (Illustrated) (Paperback)
General Charles King
R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The British Merchant - Containing The Sentiments Of The Most Eminent And Judicious Merchants Of The City Of London, Concerning... The British Merchant - Containing The Sentiments Of The Most Eminent And Judicious Merchants Of The City Of London, Concerning The Trade And Commerce Of These Kingdoms (Paperback)
Charles King
R523 Discovery Miles 5 230 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The British Merchant - Containing The Sentiments Of The Most Eminent And Judicious Merchants Of The City Of London, Concerning... The British Merchant - Containing The Sentiments Of The Most Eminent And Judicious Merchants Of The City Of London, Concerning The Trade And Commerce Of These Kingdoms (Hardcover)
Charles King
R772 Discovery Miles 7 720 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The True Ulysses S. Grant (Paperback): Charles King The True Ulysses S. Grant (Paperback)
Charles King
R580 Discovery Miles 5 800 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The True Ulysses S. Grant (Hardcover): Charles King The True Ulysses S. Grant (Hardcover)
Charles King
R830 Discovery Miles 8 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Marion's Faith - A Sequel to the Colonel's Daughter (Paperback): Charles King Marion's Faith - A Sequel to the Colonel's Daughter (Paperback)
Charles King
R582 Discovery Miles 5 820 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Marion's Faith - A Sequel to the Colonel's Daughter (Hardcover): Charles King Marion's Faith - A Sequel to the Colonel's Daughter (Hardcover)
Charles King
R833 Discovery Miles 8 330 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Family Relation, as Affected by Slavery (Paperback): Charles King Whipple The Family Relation, as Affected by Slavery (Paperback)
Charles King Whipple
R251 Discovery Miles 2 510 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Family Relation, as Affected by Slavery (Hardcover): Charles King Whipple The Family Relation, as Affected by Slavery (Hardcover)
Charles King Whipple
R512 Discovery Miles 5 120 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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