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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.
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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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Molloy, Maureen, 1949-
On creating a usable culture.
Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007048336
(OCoLC)173092543
Named Person: Margaret Mead; Margaret Mead; Margaret Mead
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maureen Molloy
ISBN: 9781435666511 1435666518 9780824863777 0824863771
OCLC Number: 257521556
Description: 1 online resource (x, 200 pages) : illustrations
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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