Kwame Anthony Appiah

Kwame Anthony Appiah teaches philosophy at NYU. His latest books are As If: Idealization and Ideals and The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity. (December 2021)

The Defender of Differences

On Franz Boas and his critics

Franz Boas: The Emergence of the Anthropologist

by Rosemary Lévy Zumwalt

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

by Charles King

From Boas to Black Power: Racism, Liberalism, and American Anthropology

by Mark Anderson

May 28, 2020 issue

Claude Lévi-Strauss in his office in Paris, 1969

The Key to All Mythologies

Lévi-Strauss: A Biography

by Emmanuelle Loyer, translated from the French by Ninon Vinsonneau and Jonathan Magidoff

Claude Lévi-Strauss: A Critical Study of His Thought

by Maurice Godelier, translated from the French by Nora Scott

February 13, 2020 issue

Francis Bacon: Portrait of Michel Leiris, 1976

Surreal Anthropology

Phantom Africa

by Michel Leiris, translated from the French by Brent Hayes Edwards

March 8, 2018 issue

The philosopher Martin Buber, Tel Aviv, 1962

Religious Faith and John Rawls

A Brief Inquiry into the Meaning of Sin and Faith, with "On My Religion"

by John Rawls, edied by Thomas Nagel

Reading Obama: Dreams, Hopes and the American Political Tradition

by James T. Kloppenberg

December 9, 2010 issue

How Muslims Made Europe

God’s Crucible: Islam and the Making of Modern Europe, 570–1215

by David Levering Lewis

November 6, 2008 issue

What Was Africa to Them?

The Door of No Return: The History of Cape Coast Castle and the Atlantic Slave Trade

by William St Clair

Middle Passages: African American Journeys to Africa, 1787–2005

by James T. Campbell

American Africans in Ghana: Black Expatriates and the Civil Rights Era

by Kevin K. Gaines

Black Gold of the Sun: Searching for Home in Africa and Beyond

by Ekow Eshun, with illustrations by Chris Ofili

Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route

by Saidiya Hartman

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