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On creating a usable culture : Margaret Mead and the emergence of American cosmopolitanism

Author: Maureen Molloy
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores how Margaret Mead was influenced by, and influenced, the meanings of American culture and secured for herself an enduring place in the American popular imagination. This book considers this  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: Margaret Mead; Margaret Mead; Margaret Mead; Margaret Mead
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maureen Molloy
ISBN: 9780824831165 0824831160
OCLC Number: 173092543
Description: x, 200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The problem of American culture --
The "jungle flapper" : civilization, repression, and the homogenous society --
"Lords of an empty creation" : masculinity, puritanism, and cultural stagnation --
"Every woman deviating from the code" : cultural lag, moral contagion, and social disintegration --
"Maladjustment of a worse order" : temperament, psychosexual misidentification, and the refuge of private life --
On creating a usable culture.
Responsibility: Maureen A. Molloy.
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This is a carefully and meticulously researched analysis of the cultural and social context in which Margaret Mead worked. Maureen Molloy's major aim is to read Mead's early ethnographic texts as Read more...

 
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