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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 )
243 editions published between 1928 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 5,170 WorldCat member 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
Male and female : a study of the sexes in a changing world by Margaret Mead ( Book )
137 editions published between 1941 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,259 WorldCat member 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
Growing up in New Guinea : a comparative study of primitive education by Margaret Mead ( Book )
157 editions published between 1930 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Culture and commitment; a study of the generation gap by Margaret Mead ( Book )
39 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 2,924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sex and temperament in three primitive societies by Margaret Mead ( Book )
113 editions published between 1935 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focusing on three tribes from New Guinea, 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
New lives for old; cultural transformation--Manus, 1928-1953 by Margaret Mead ( Book )
60 editions published between 1956 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
And keep your powder dry; an anthropologist looks at America by Margaret Mead ( Book )
69 editions published between 1942 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Continuities in cultural evolution by Margaret Mead ( Book )
35 editions published between 1964 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 2,266 WorldCat member 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."--BOOK JACKET
A rap on race by Margaret Mead ( Book )
33 editions published between 1971 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An anthropologist at work; writings of Ruth Benedict by Ruth Benedict ( Book )
52 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,050 WorldCat member 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
Childhood in contemporary cultures by Margaret Mead ( Book )
68 editions published between 1955 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,006 WorldCat member 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 )
60 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,875 WorldCat member 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"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Family by Margaret Mead ( Book )
19 editions published between 1965 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cultural patterns and technical change (from the Tensions and technology series) A manual by World Federation for Mental Health ( Book )
94 editions published between 1952 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The golden age of American anthropology by Margaret Mead ( Book )
20 editions published between 1960 and 1968 in English and held by 1,728 WorldCat member 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
Science and the concept of race by Margaret Mead ( Book )
33 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and Danish and held by 1,596 WorldCat member 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.'"
Soviet attitudes toward authority; an interdisciplinary approach to problems of Soviet character by Margaret Mead ( Book )
46 editions published between 1951 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ruth Benedict by Margaret Mead ( Book )
8 editions published between 1947 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,373 WorldCat member 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
Twentieth century faith: hope and survival by Margaret Mead ( Book )
6 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
World enough : rethinking the future by Margaret Mead ( Book )
11 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Bateson, Margaret 1901-1978
Fortune, Margaret 1901-1978
Mead, M.
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Mīd, Margārit 1901-1978
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米德 (Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978).
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English (1,441)
French (5)
German (1)
Danish (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Spanish (1)
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