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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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"Margaret Mead's career took off in 1928 with the publication of Coming of Age in Samoa. Within ten years, she was the best known academic in the United States, a role she enjoyed all of her life. In On Creating a Usable Culture, Maureen Molloy explores how Mead was influenced by, and influenced, the meaning of American culture and secured for herself a unique and enduring place in the American popular imagination.  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; 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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