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Stand Up Straight! : Our posture and how history shapes our anatomy Gilman, Sander

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Dr. Sander Gilman is a prominent cultural and literary historian and author or editor of over ninety books. He wrote the basic study of the visual stereotyping of the mentally ill, Seeing the Insane (1982), and Are Racists Crazy? How Prejudice, Racism, and Antisemitism Became Markers of Insanity (2016). Gilman has held distinguished professorships at Cornell University, University of Chicago and University of Illinois at Chicago, where he created the “Humanities Laboratory. He was awarded a Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) at the University of Toronto (1997), elected an honorary professor of the Free University in Berlin (2000), an honorary member of the American Psychoanalytic Association (2007), and made a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2016).

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