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Nicholas A. Christakis is an American sociologist and physician known for his research on social networks and on the socioeconomic, biosocial, and evolutionary determinants of behavior, health, and longevity.
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Exposing Slavery
Photography, Human Bondage, and the Birth of Modern Visual Politics in America
Matthew Fox-Amato - Apr 01, 2019
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Within a few years of the introduction of photography into the United States in 1839, slaveholders had already begun commissioning photographic portraits of their slaves. Ex-slaves-turned-abolitionists such as Frederick Douglass had come to see how sitting for a portrait could help them project humanity and dignity amidst northern racism. In the fi...
Nicholas Christakis
Nov 07, 2020
This is a deeply and inventively researched, and powerful, book: by @fox_amato via @OxUniPress Strongly recommended. Exposing Slavery: Photography, Human Bondage, and the Birth of Modern Visual Politics in America      source
The Iliad
A New Translation by Peter Green
Homer - May 14, 2015 (first published in 750)
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One of the oldest extant works of Western literature, the Iliad is a timeless epic poem of great warriors trapped between their own heroic pride and the arbitrary, often vicious decisions of fate and the gods. Renowned scholar and acclaimed translator Peter Green captures the Iliad in all its surging thunder for a new generation of readers.Featurin...
Nicholas Christakis
Oct 24, 2017
@GabrielRossman And Hector is the only real (tragic) hero (and a real man) in the Illiad, a book I read once every other year, for solace and wisdom. 2/      source