Category Archives: Anthropology

The History of White People

Nell Irvin Painter, 2010 Looking for some clarity amidst our tumultuous news cycle filled with constant reports of an ever increasing normalization of nationalistic fueled racism, I decided I needed some historical non-fiction to realign my perspective about what is going … Continue reading

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Far From the Tree

Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity Andrew Solomon, 2012 “The affection my family have found in one another is not a better love, but it is another love, and just as species diversity is crucial to sustain the planet, … Continue reading

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1491

Charles C. Mann, 2005 As a bibliophile, when reading ancient history I often feel a sense of lamentation for the loss of the cultural historical record so often destroyed through war, pillage, and natural disaster. Sumeria is championed as the first ancient … Continue reading

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Debt

David Graeber, 2011 I’ve never been much of an economics guy. Sure, I acknowledge that making money is a necessity to get by in this world, but besides paying my bills and collecting a paycheck for the work I do, … Continue reading

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