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Mead, Margaret 1901-1978

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Male and female : a study of the sexes in a changing world by Margaret Mead( Book )

138 editions published between 1941 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,075 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
Sex and temperament in three primitive societies by Margaret Mead( Book )

194 editions published between 1935 and 2018 in 15 languages and held by 3,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mountain-dwelling Arapesh.--The river-dwelling Mundugumor.--The lake-dwelling Tchambuli.--The implication of these results
Culture and commitment : a study of the generation gap by Margaret Mead( Book )

61 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 2,759 WorldCat member 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 2,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following the sensational success of her first book, Coming of Age in Samoa, Margaret Mead continued her work in Growing Up in New Guinea, detailing her study of the Manus, a New Guinea people still untouched by the outside world when she visited them in 1928. She lived in their noisy fishing village at a pivotal time - after warfare had vanished but before missions and global commerce had begun to change their lives. She developed insights into their family lives, exploring their attitudes toward sex, marriage, the rearing of children and the supernatural, which led her to see parallels with modern Western society. Reissued for the centennial of her birth and featuring introductions by Howard Gardner and Mead's daughter, Mary Catherine Bateson, this book offers important anthropological insights into human societies and vividly captures a vanished way of life."--Jacket
New lives for old : cultural transformation--Manus, 1928-1953 by Margaret Mead( Book )

62 editions published between 1956 and 1980 in English and held by 2,408 WorldCat member 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 )

60 editions published between 1942 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Mead wrote this comprehensive sketch of the culture of the United States - the first since de Tocqueville - in 1942 at the beginning 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
Coming of age in Samoa : a psychological study of primitive youth for Western civilization by Margaret Mead( Book )

59 editions published between 1928 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,304 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
Coming of age in Samoa : a psychological study of primitive youth for western civilisation by Margaret Mead( Book )

116 editions published between 1928 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rarely do science and literature come together in the same book. When they do -- as in Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, for example -- they become classics, quoted and studied by scholars and the general public alike. Margaret Mead accomplished this remarkable feat not once but several times, beginning with Coming of Age in Samoa. It details her historic journey to American Samoa, taken where she was just twenty-three, where she did her first fieldwork. Here, for the first time, she presented to the public the idea that the individual experience of developmental stages could be shaped by cultural demands and expectations. Adolescence, she wrote, might be more or less stormy, and sexual development more or less problematic in different cultures. The "civilized" world, she taught us had much to learn from the "primitive." Now this groundbreaking, beautifully written work as been reissued for the centennial of her birth, featuring introductions by Mary Pipher and by Mead's daughter, Mary Catherine Bateson. Annotation
Continuities in cultural evolution by Margaret Mead( Book )

41 editions published between 1964 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,197 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."--Jacket
A rap on race by Margaret Mead( Book )

45 editions published between 1971 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,966 WorldCat member 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."
An anthropologist at work; writings of Ruth Benedict by Ruth Benedict( Book )

46 editions published between 1959 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,902 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 )

86 editions published between 1955 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,860 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
Family by Margaret Mead( Book )

24 editions published between 1963 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photography and prose illustrating the stories of family
The golden age of American anthropology by Margaret Mead( Book )

22 editions published between 1960 and 1968 in English and held by 1,603 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 American Association for the Advancement of Science( Book )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 1,398 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 )

64 editions published between 1951 and 1979 in English and Italian and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruth Benedict by Margaret Mead( Book )

14 editions published between 1947 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,351 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 )

9 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ritual expression of the cosmic sense -- The immortality of man
Cooperation and competition among primitive peoples by Margaret Mead( Book )

76 editions published between 1937 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,180 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."
Culture and commitment : the new relationships between the generations in the 1970s by Margaret Mead( Book )

25 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Preface: "This book is based on what I have learned about the way human cultures are transmitted and changed, as I have watched primitive cultures come into the modern world during my last fifty years of field work in the Pacific. Since the first edition of this book, I have made three trips to the Pacific, revisiting the Manus, whom I first studied in 1928, and revisited four other groups in various stages of transition. In between I have attended international conferences and discussed issues like food and population, transition and change-problems of the world-with people from many countries. At Columbia University I have taught a great variety of students, and I have lectured to and held discussions with student audiences all over the country and carefully considered their questions. It is on these experiences that I base my statements. As a cultural anthropologist, I am concerned with the cultural aspects of the generation gap and generational change and their implications for the world community. It was to these concerns that the old pages in the book were addressed, and the new chapters are addressed to them also."--Margaret Mead
 
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Coming of age in Samoa : a psychological study of primitive youth for Western civilization
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Growing up in New Guinea : a comparative study of primitive educationAnd keep your powder dry : an anthropologist looks at AmericaComing of age in Samoa : a psychological study of primitive youth for Western civilizationComing of age in Samoa : a psychological study of primitive youth for western civilisationContinuities in cultural evolutionA rap on raceCooperation and competition among primitive peoples
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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 amerikansk antropolog

Margaret Mead anthropologue américaine

Margaret Mead antropóloga estadounidense

Margaret Mead antropologa statunitense

Margaret Mead uczona amerykańska, antropolog

Margaret Mead US-amerikanische Anthropologin und Ethnologin

Margaret Mead usona antropologo

Margaret Meadová

Margaret Meadová americká antropoložka

Margareta Mīda

Margarita Mead

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מיד, מרגרט 1901-1978

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مرجريت ميد

مرجريت ميد، 1901-1978

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마거릿 미드

미드, 마가렛 1901-1978

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