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Author: Suzanne O'Sullivan
Release Date: September 21, 2021
A riveting exploration of the phenomenon of psychogenic disorders, mass hysteria, and other culture-bound syndromes occurring around the world In Sweden, hundreds of refugee children fall into a state that resembles sleep for months and years at...
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A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century Cover
Author: Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying
Release Date: September 14, 2021
A bold, provocative history of our species finds the roots of civilization’s success and failure in our evolutionary biology.  We are living through the most prosperous age in all of human history, yet people are more listless, divided and...
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Author: Randall Kennedy
Release Date: August 17, 2021
In Interracial Intimacies, Randall Kennedy hits a nerve at the center of American society: race relations and our most intimate ties to each other. Writing with the same piercing intelligence he brought to his national bestseller Nigger: The Strange ...
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Author: Kristen Radtke | Narrator: Kristen Radtke
Release Date: July 13, 2021
From the acclaimed author of Imagine Wanting Only This—a timely and moving meditation on isolation and longing, both as individuals and as a society. • One of Lit Hub's Most Anticipated Books of 2021There is a silent epidemic in ...
Author: Thomas Trappe, Caroline Waight and Johannes Krause | Narrator: Stephen Graybill
Release Date: April 13, 2021
“Thrilling . . . a bracing summary of what we have learned [from] ‘archaeogenetics’—the study of ancient DNA . . . Krause and Trappe capture the excitement of this young field.”—Kyle Harper, The Wall Street Jo...
Author: Roy Richard Grinker | Narrator: Lyle Blaker
Release Date: January 26, 2021
A compassionate and captivating examination of evolving attitudes toward mental illness throughout history and the fight to end the stigma.For centuries, scientists and society cast moral judgments on anyone deemed mentally ill, confining many to asy...
Author: James Suzman | Narrator: Nicholas Guy Smith
Release Date: January 19, 2021
"This book is a tour de force." -- Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and TakeA revolutionary new history of humankind through the prism of work by leading anthropologist James SuzmanWork defines who we are. It determines our statu...
Author: Eduardo Porter | Narrator: Eduardo Porter and Anthony Rey Perez
Release Date: March 17, 2020
A sweeping examination of how American racism has broken the country's social compact, eroded America's common goods, and damaged the lives of every American--and a heartfelt look at how these deep wounds might begin to heal.Compared to other industr...
Author: Erving Goffman | Narrator: Graham Halstead
Release Date: January 14, 2020
A notable contribution to our understanding of ourselves. This book explores the realm of human behavior in social situations and the way that we appear to others.  Dr. Goffman uses the metaphor of theatrical performance as a framework. Each per...
Author: Charles King | Narrator: January LaVoy
Release Date: August 06, 2019
2020 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award WinnerFinalist for the National Book Critics Circle AwardFrom an award-winning historian comes a dazzling history of the birth of cultural anthropology and the adventurous scientists who pioneered it—a sweeping ch...
Author: Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson | Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Release Date: February 05, 2019
An award-winning journalist and leading international social researcher make the provocative argument that the global population will soon begin to decline, dramatically reshaping the social, political, and economic landscape   For half a centur...
Author: Yuval Noah Harari | Narrator: Derek Perkins
Release Date: September 04, 2018
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today’s most pressing issues.“F...