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Reads tagged with “sociology”

Why Look at Animals: John Berger on What Our Relationship with Our Fellow Beings Reveals About Us
Why Look at Animals: John Berger on What Our Relationship with Our Fellow Beings Reveals About Us

“[Animals] are the objects of our ever-extending knowledge.”

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Gay Talese’s Field Guide to the Social Order of New York’s Cats, Illustrated
Gay Talese’s Field Guide to the Social Order of New York’s Cats, Illustrated

A rare and wonderful 1961 taxonomy of Gotham’s feline fraternity from the godfather of literary journalism.

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The Power of Introverts, Animated
The Power of Introverts, Animated

A necessary antidote to our culture’s extreme bias for extraversion.

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The Psychology of Pets as an Extension of Human Fashion: Virginia Woolf’s Nephew on Why Dogs Came to Outshine Cats
The Psychology of Pets as an Extension of Human Fashion: Virginia Woolf’s Nephew on Why Dogs Came to Outshine Cats

“Dogs are the fashion because we can fashion them to our will.”

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Susan Sontag on Moral Courage and the Power of Principled Resistance to Injustice
Susan Sontag on Moral Courage and the Power of Principled Resistance to Injustice

“Fear binds people together. And fear disperses them. Courage inspires communities: the courage of an example — for courage is as contagious as fear.”

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David DeSteno on the Psychology of Compassion and Resilience
David DeSteno on the Psychology of Compassion and Resilience

How to use the intricate balance of altruism and self-interest to our collective advantage.

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