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Title: Claudio Sopranzetti, “Owners of the Map: Motorcycle Taxi Drivers, Mobility and Politics in Bangkok” (U California Press, 2017)

Ann Fabian, “The Skull Collectors: Race, Science and America’s Unburied Dead” (University of Chicago, 2010)

December 17th, 2010

What should we study? The eighteenth-century luminary and poet Alexander Pope had this to say on the subject: “Know then thyself, presume not God… Go to Episode

Ann Fabian, “The Skull Collectors: Race, Science and America’s Unburied Dead” (University of Chicago, 2010)

December 17th, 2010

What should we study? The eighteenth-century luminary and poet Alexander Pope had this to say on the subject: “Know then thyself, presume not God to… Go to Episode

Azar Gat, “War in Human Civilization” (Oxford UP, 2006)

July 15th, 2010

Historians don’t generally like the idea of “human nature.” We tend to believe that people are intrinsically malleable, that they have no innate… Go to Episode

P. Bingham and J. Souza, “Death From a Distance and the Birth of a Humane Universe” (BookSurge, 2009)

April 30th, 2010

Long ago, historians more or less gave up on “theories of history.” They determined that human nature was too unpredictable, cultures too… Go to Episode