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Mead, Margaret 1901-1978

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Coming of age in Samoa : a psychological study of primitive youth for Western civilization by Margaret Mead( Book )
181 editions published between 1928 and 2016 in English and held by 4,274 libraries worldwide
The classic anthropological study describes what it was like in the 1920s for girls growing up in the culture of the Samoan Islands, offering provocative insights into such topics as childhood, gender roles, and culture
Sex and temperament in three primitive societies by Margaret Mead( Book )
328 editions published between 1935 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 3,573 libraries worldwide
First published in 1935, this book is a fascinating and brilliant anthropological study of three tribes from infancy to adulthood. Focusing on the gentle, mountain-dwelling Arapesh, the fierce, cannibalistic Mundugumor, and the graceful headhunters of Tchambuli, the author advances the theory that many so-called masculine and feminine characteristics are not based on fundamental sex differences, but reflect the cultural conditioning of different societies. This book laid the groundwork for Mead's lifelong study of gender differences. -- Publisher description
Male and female : a study of the sexes in a changing world by Margaret Mead( Book )
174 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,174 libraries worldwide
The substance of this book was given as the Jacob Gimbel lectures in sex psychology under the auspices of Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco, California, November, 1946
Culture and commitment : a study of the generation gap by Margaret Mead( Book )
59 editions published between 1970 and 1977 in English and Spanish and held by 2,805 libraries worldwide
Growing up in New Guinea : a comparative study of primitive education by Margaret Mead( Book )
103 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,687 libraries worldwide
Excerpt from Growing Up in New Guinea: A Comparative Study of Primitive Education I made this study as a fellow of the Social Science Research Council and I wish to acknowledge my great indebtedness to the generosity of the Board of Fellowships of that body. For the training which prepared me to undertake this inquiry I have to thank Professor Franz Boas and Dr. Ruth F. Benedict. I owe a debt of gratitude to Professor A.R. Radcliffe-Brown of the University of Sydney who most kindly sponsored my field trip with the Australian research and governmental interests and also gave me much advice and help. I have to thank my husband, Reo Fortune, for assistance in the formulation of my problem, for long months of co-operative effort in the field, for much of the ethnographic and textual material which underlies this study and for patient criticism of my results. I am indebted to the Department of Home and Territories of the Commonwealth of Australia and to the Administration of the Mandated Territory of New Guinea for furthering my research whenever possible; most particularly I have to thank His Honour Judge J.M. Phillips and Mr. E.P.W. Chinnery, Government Anthropologist. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works
New lives for old; cultural transformation--Manus, 1928-1953 by Margaret Mead( Book )
78 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,519 libraries worldwide
Anthropological study of the Manus tribe of New Guinea, which was catapulted by the Second World War from a Stone Age culture into the path of modern civilization
And keep your powder dry; an anthropologist looks at America by Margaret Mead( Book )
56 editions published between 1942 and 2000 in English and held by 2,200 libraries worldwide
Margaret Mead wrote this comprehensive sketch of the culture of the United States - the first since de Tocqueville - in 1942 at the beginnning of the Second World War, when Americans were confronted by foreign powers from both Europe and Asia in a particularly challenging manner. Mead's work became an instant classic. It was required reading for anthropology students for nearly two decades, and was widely translated. It was revised and expanded in 1965 for a second generation of readers. Among the more controversial conclusions of her analysis are the denial of class as a motivating force in American culture, and her contention that culture is the primary determinant for individual character formation. Her process remains lucid, vivid, and arresting. As a classic study of a complex western society, it remains a monument to anthropological analysis
An anthropologist at work; writings of Ruth Benedict by Ruth Benedict( Book )
67 editions published between 1958 and 2017 in English and held by 1,994 libraries worldwide
This book is both the history of a new approach to anthropology and the biography of a brilliant, sensitive, and elusive woman. It is the posthumous product of a long collaboration between two distinguished anthropologists, Ruth Benedict, who died in 1948, and Margaret Mead, who was first her pupil, then her friend and colleague, and now her literary executor and biographer. The approach can best be described in Ruth Benedict's own phrase: that a culture is "a personality writ large." It is a people's culture that binds them together, and culture is inherited not biologically but through customs handed down from one generation to another. As each individual is related to his cultural background, so is each culture related to the general background. This theory is illuminated and its development shown through a careful selection from Benedict's articles, journals, and correspondence, woven into a continuous narrative and amplified by Mead. From this narrative, there emerges the figure of a complex and fascinating woman, at once diffident and determined, gentle and inflexible, affectionate and solitary. The paradox of Benedict's life as daughter, wife, student, teacher, poet, researcher, and writer is interpreted by the lucid and perceptive observations which introduce each section and make this book by two of the foremost anthropologists of our generation unique.--From publisher description
A rap on race by Margaret Mead( Book )
40 editions published between 1971 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,976 libraries worldwide
"In 1970 James Baldwin and Margaret Mead met of an extraordinary seven-and-a-half hour discussion about race and society. Mead brought her knowledge of racism as practiced in remote societies around the world. Baldwin brought his personal experience with the legacy of black American history. They talked with candor, passion, rage, and brilliance, and their discussion became this unique volume."
Childhood in contemporary cultures by Margaret Mead( Book )
81 editions published between 1955 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,919 libraries worldwide
Fourteen essays illustrate a number of ways in which children can be studied and show how materials made by, for, or about children, can be analyzed for the better understanding of child-rearing
Cooperation and competition among primitive peoples by Margaret Mead( Book )
83 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,800 libraries worldwide
"This text has been written rather compactly. It aims to present a clear, matter-of-fact and concise statement of general principles of psychology (as a study of mental activities) with just enough illustrative material to enable the student to comprehend those principles. This mode of presentation presumes that the text will be used as a basis for class discussion, and that it will need to be supplemented with a considerable amount of exposition and illustration by the instructor. In other words, the use of the text presupposes a teacher rather than a mere quizmaster."
Family by Margaret Mead( Book )
21 editions published between 1963 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,777 libraries worldwide
Photography and prose illustrating the stories of family
Cultural patterns and technical change (from the Tensions and technology series) A manual by World Federation for Mental Health( Book )
112 editions published between 1952 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 1,700 libraries worldwide
The golden age of American anthropology by Margaret Mead( Book )
22 editions published between 1960 and 1968 in English and held by 1,636 libraries worldwide
Part I of this book is devoted to the explorers and conquistadors, the wonders and horrors of the first encounters, the great civilization of the Aztecs laid in ruins, and the strangeness of the simpler Indians to the north. In Part II are accounts by those who had to deal with the Indians as traders or missionaries, statesmen or soldiers, and who struggled with problems of culture difference and the meaning of race. Part III takes up the task of rescuing records. The contribution of this period was a series of volumes in which an infinite wealth of strange detail found publication. In Part IV, we show how the organization of voluntary effort shaped the future development of American anthropology. Part V includes the writers who laid the groundwork of anthropological theory
Continuities in cultural evolution by Margaret Mead( Book )
42 editions published between 1964 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,551 libraries worldwide
"Margaret Mead once said, "I have spent most of my life studying the lives of other peoples - faraway peoples - so that Americans might better understand themselves." Continuities in Cultural Evolution is evidence of this devotion. It began as the Terry Lectures, given at Yale in 1957 and was not published until 1964, after extensive reworking. The time she spent on revision is evidence of the importance Mead attached to the subject: the need to develop a truly evolutionary vision of human culture and society."--Jacket
Science and the concept of race by American Association for the Advancement of Science( Book )
38 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and Danish and held by 1,520 libraries worldwide
"'An outgrowth of a symposium held at the meetings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington on December 30,1966.'"
Ruth Benedict by Margaret Mead( Book )
19 editions published between 1947 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,503 libraries worldwide
Margaret Mead, America's most famous anthropologist, offers an intimate portrait of her long-time colleague and friend, Ruth Benedict. The first met when Mead was Benedict's student at Barnard in the 1920s; their professional association and their friendship were close and lasting. Beginning with Benedict's early life, Mead discusses her long struggle, as a woman, to attain an identity of her own, her early interests as a writer and poet, and her reasons for laying aside poetry for full-time scholarship. She grappled with the problems of a middle-class marriage and suburban household and eventually broke away to establish herself as a scholar and writer of distinction. As an anthropologist, her fame spread far beyond her profession with the publication of her first book, Patterns of Culture. With the coming of World War II, Benedict shifted her attention to an anthropological study of contemporary, highly developed cultures. The culmination of this interest was the publication of The Chrysanthemum and the Sword and the establishment of the Columbia University Research in Contemporary Cultures project, a broad-based interdisciplinary research project which she headed until her untimely death in 1948. Complementing the biography are seven selections from Benedict's writings which show the range of her thought as well as the beauty of her writing, including her lecture as retiring President of the American Anthropological Association.--From publisher description
Soviet attitudes toward authority; an interdisciplinary approach to problems of Soviet character by Margaret Mead( Book )
63 editions published between 1951 and 1979 in English and Italian and held by 1,393 libraries worldwide
Twentieth century faith: hope and survival by Margaret Mead( Book )
9 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 1,257 libraries worldwide
World enough : rethinking the future by Margaret Mead( Book )
13 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,191 libraries worldwide
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Bateson, Margaret 1901-1978
Fortune, Margaret 1901-1978
Margaret Mead American anthropologist
Margaret Mead Amerikaans conservatrice (1901-1978)
Margaret Mead amerikai kulturális antropológus
Margaret Mead anthropologue américaine
Margaret Mead antropologa statunitense
Margaret Mead uczona amerykańska, antropolog
Margaret Mead US-amerikanische Anthropologin und Ethnologin
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