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Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead

  • Author: Geoffrey M. Horn
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
  • ISBN: 9780836850994
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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Examines the life and work of the woman who became one of the twentieth-century's most respected and foremost anthropologists through her studies of various peoples and cultures. Includes a timeline and glossary.

Coming of Age in Samoa

Coming of Age in Samoa

A Psychological Study of Primitive Youth for Western Civilisation

  • Author: Margaret Mead
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062566091
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 256
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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.

Coming of Age in American Anthropology

Coming of Age in American Anthropology

Margaret Mead and Paradise

  • Author: Malopa'upo Isaia
  • Publisher: Universal-Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781581128451
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 299
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This is the book, & a must read, of the century. It's anthropological history in the re-making. The American Anthropological best seller, the "Coming of age in Samoa" by Margaret Mead, has now been challenged by a descendant of the Tuimanu'a, the Paramount traditional ruler of the group of Islands where Margaret Mead centred her 'anthropological' claims. Chief Malopa'upo Isaia, a descendant of the Tuimanu'a (king of Manu'a), the very people in Margaret Mead's book, has now raised some very serious traditional & legal issues, in relation to Margaret Mead's book, Columbia University's role, & the American Anthropological Association's 'professional' role. In his book, "Coming of age in American Anthropology", the Chief is now ordering the removal, withdrawal, & the disassociation, of every material by Margaret Mead on his cultural intellectual property. He has also outlined several legal issues which will have serious ramifications globally, on any academic who undertakes any cultural fieldwork, on someone else's cultural intellectual property. The "Coming of age in American Anthropology", may well opens the floodgate to civil lawsuits from the two Samoan Governments for billions of dollars in damages to the business community, the Tourism Industry of Samoa, & from the descendants of the King of Manu'a. It is definitely the case of the century, & a must read for all students of anthropology, psychology, sociology, & law. Chief Malopa'upo Isaia is a name to watch for, as his work will without a doubt change the face of American Anthropology forever.

Composing a Life

Composing a Life

  • Author: Mary Catherine Bateson
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • ISBN: 0802196314
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
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Mary Catherine Bateson has been called "one of the most original and important thinkers of our time" (Deborah Tannen). Grove Press is pleased to reissue Bateson's deeply satisfying treatise on the improvisational lives of five extraordinary women. Using their personal stories as her framework, Dr. Bateson delves into the creative potential of the complex lives we live today, where ambitions are constantly refocused on new goals and possibilities. With balanced sympathy and a candid approach to what makes these women inspiring, examples of the newly fluid movement of adaptation--their relationships with spouses, children, and friends, their ever-evolving work, and their gender--Bateson shows us that life itself is a creative process. "Well-formulated and passionate ... Offers nothing less than a radical rethinking of the concept of achievement." -- San Francisco Chronicle "Fascinating ... A masterwork of rare breadth and particularity." -- The Boston Globe

Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead

  • Author: Edra Ziesk
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Pub
  • ISBN: 9781555466671
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 109
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A biography of the now legendary anthropologist famous for her studies of primitive cultures.

The Feminine Mystique (50th Anniversary Edition)

The Feminine Mystique (50th Anniversary Edition)

  • Author: Betty Friedan
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393239187
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 592
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“If you’ve never read it, read it now.”—Arianna Huffington, O, The Oprah Magazine Landmark, groundbreaking, classic—these adjectives barely do justice to the pioneering vision and lasting impact of The Feminine Mystique. Published in 1963, it gave a pitch-perfect description of “the problem that has no name”: the insidious beliefs and institutions that undermined women’s confidence in their intellectual capabilities and kept them in the home. Writing in a time when the average woman first married in her teens and 60 percent of women students dropped out of college to marry, Betty Friedan captured the frustrations and thwarted ambitions of a generation and showed women how they could reclaim their lives. Part social chronicle, part manifesto, The Feminine Mystique is filled with fascinating anecdotes and interviews as well as insights that continue to inspire. This 50th–anniversary edition features an afterword by best-selling author Anna Quindlen as well as a new introduction by Gail Collins.

Male and Female

Male and Female

A Study of the Sexes in a Changing World

  • Author: Margaret Mead
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062566156
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 496
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Mead's anthropological examination of seven Pacific island tribes analyzes the dynamics of primitive cultures to explore the evolving meaning of "male" and "female" in modern American society. On its publication in 1949, the New York Times declared, "Dr. Mead's book has come to grips with the cold war between the sexes and has shown the basis of a lasting sexual peace." This edition, prepared for the centennial of Mead's birth, features introductions by Helen Fisher and Mead's daughter, Mary Catherine Bateson. Male & Female remains an extraordinary document of great relevance, while Mead's research methods and fieldwork offer a blueprint for scholars in future generations.

Women at the Edge of Discovery

Women at the Edge of Discovery

40 True Science Adventures

  • Author: Kendall F. Haven
  • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN: 9781591580157
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 273
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Chronicles the scientific discoveries of forty women who worked in the life, physical, and earth sciences from 1902-2001 and presents lists of women scientists arranged by field.

And Keep Your Powder Dry

And Keep Your Powder Dry

An Anthropologist Looks at America

  • Author: Margaret Mead
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 9781571812186
  • Category: History
  • Page: 214
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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.

Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead

Bringing World Cultures Together

  • Author: Michael Pollard
  • Publisher: Blackbirch PressInc
  • ISBN: 9781567113273
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 64
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Examines the life of the noted anthropologist who worked to help people all over the world understand each other's cultures.

Euphoria

Euphoria

  • Author: Lily King
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • ISBN: 0802192513
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
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A New York Times Bestseller Winner of the 2014 Kirkus Prize Winner of the 2014 New England Book Award for Fiction A Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award A Best Book of the Year for: New York Times Book Review, Time, NPR, Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Newsday, Vogue, New York Magazine, Seattle Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, The Guardian, Kirkus Reviews, Amazon, Publishers Weekly, Our Man in Boston, Oprah.com, Salon Euphoria is Lily King’s nationally bestselling breakout novel of three young, gifted anthropologists of the ‘30’s caught in a passionate love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers, and, ultimately, their lives. Inspired by events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead, Euphoria is "dazzling ... suspenseful ... brilliant...an exhilarating novel.”—Boston Globe

With a Daughter's Eye

With a Daughter's Eye

A Memoir of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson

  • Author: Mary Catherine Bateson
  • Publisher: Pocket Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 304
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A portrait of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson by their daughter offers new insight into the lives, careers, and achievements of two distinguished and controversial American anthropologists

Young Women of Achievement

Young Women of Achievement

A Resource for Girls in Science, Math, and Technology

  • Author: Frances A. Karnes,Kristen R. Stephens
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • ISBN: 1615921214
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 279
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NSTA Recommends (National Science Teacher's Association) Excellent resource for the intended audience, and it would not hurt all physics teachers to read some stories of accomplishment... - Physics Teacher...an excellent reference for encouraging middle and high school girls to consider and pursue careers in these fields...provide[s] practical and positive career counseling in areas that many young women may not have considered...Librarians and career counselors in middle and high schools need copies of this book to share with young women students. - KliattAre you planning a career in the sciences, math, or technology? If you're a girl, you probably should be. It is estimated that by the year 2010 the need for qualified personnel in science and technology careers will increase dramatically. Yet right now only 16 percent of women are involved in science and engineering careers despite the fact that women make up 45 percent of the total labor force. All this means that opportunities abound for women in the sciences.This upbeat, very useful resource guide will give young women everything they need to start exploring and planning a career in science, math, or technology. Part I introduces readers to the many exciting career opportunities available in the sciences and provides specific strategies for planning for a future career in these areas. Part II recounts true stories of girls and young women in the sciences, detailing how they got involved and what they have accomplished. Part III offers timelines of extraordinary women throughout history, inspiring quotations, a list of Web sites specifically geared toward women in the sciences, suggestions for science-oriented computer software, and many other recommended resources.If you have an interest in science, this excellent guide, full of useful information, will start you on the path toward realizing your career dreams.Frances A. Karnes, Ph.D. (Hattiesburg, MS), is the director of The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi.Kristen R. Stephens, Ph.D. (Durham, NC), is the support services coordinator for the Duke University Talent Identification Program.

Portraits of American Women

Portraits of American Women

From Settlement to the Present

  • Author: G. J. Barker-Benfield,Catherine Clinton
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780195120486
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 603
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Until recently a "womanless" American history was the norm. But without a history of women we neglect gender dynamics, sex roles, and family relations--the very fundamentals of human interaction. Here 24 short essays locate the histories of women--from Pocahontas to Betty Friedan--and men together by period and provide a sense of their continuities through the whole gallery of the American past. 26 photos.

Continuities in Cultural Evolution

Continuities in Cultural Evolution

  • Author: Margaret Mead
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351526081
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 471
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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. All of Mead's efforts were intended to help others learn about themselves and work toward a more humane and socially responsible society. Scientist, writer, explorer, and teacher, Mead brought the serious work of anthropology into the public consciousness. This volume 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. This was desirable in her eyes both in order to reinforce the historical dimension in our ideas about human culture, and to preserve the relevance of historical and cultural diversity to social, economic, and political action. Given the present state of academic and public discourse alike, this volume speaks to us in a language we badly need to recover.

The Circulation of Children

The Circulation of Children

Kinship, Adoption, and Morality in Andean Peru

  • Author: Jessaca B. Leinaweaver
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822391503
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 242
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In this vivid ethnography, Jessaca B. Leinaweaver explores “child circulation,” informal arrangements in which indigenous Andean children are sent by their parents to live in other households. At first glance, child circulation appears tantamount to child abandonment. When seen in that light, the practice is a violation of international norms regarding children’s rights, guidelines that the Peruvian state relies on in regulating legal adoptions. Leinaweaver demonstrates that such an understanding of the practice is simplistic and misleading. Her in-depth ethnographic analysis reveals child circulation to be a meaningful, pragmatic social practice for poor and indigenous Peruvians, a flexible system of kinship that has likely been part of Andean lives for centuries. Child circulation may be initiated because parents cannot care for their children, because a childless elder wants company, or because it gives a young person the opportunity to gain needed skills. Leinaweaver provides insight into the emotional and material factors that bring together and separate indigenous Andean families in the highland city of Ayacucho. She describes how child circulation is intimately linked to survival in the city, which has had to withstand colonialism, economic isolation, and the devastating civil war unleashed by the Shining Path. Leinaweaver examines the practice from the perspective of parents who send their children to live in other households, the adults who receive them, and the children themselves. She relates child circulation to international laws and norms regarding children’s rights, adoptions, and orphans, and to Peru’s history of racial conflict and violence. Given that history, Leinaweaver maintains that it is not surprising that child circulation, a practice associated with Peru’s impoverished indigenous community, is alternately ignored, tolerated, or condemned by the state.

Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict

Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict

The Kinship of Women

  • Author: Hilary Lapsley
  • Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
  • ISBN: 9781558492950
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 351
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A revealing portrait of the relationship between two major figures in the history of anthropology. The account traces the career of Margaret Mead as she popularizes ethnographies with her commentary on the people and cultures of the South Pacific and that of Ruth Benedict as she fights the misogyny of academia. It seeks to approach Mead and Benedict from a new perspective, one informed by women's studies, feminist psychology, and lesbian studies. The work is also about the kinship of women - its loyalties, its commitments, and the courage required to sustain it.

Sex and Temperament

Sex and Temperament

In Three Primitive Societies

  • Author: Margaret Mead
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062566148
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 352
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First published in 1935, Sex & Temperament is a fascinating and brilliant anthropological study of the intimate lives of three New Guinea tribes from infancy to adulthood. Focusing on the gentle, mountain-dwelling Arapesh, the fierce, cannibalistic Mundugumor, and the graceful headhunters of Tchambuli -- Mead 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 edition, prepared for the centennial of Mead's birth, features introductions by Helen Fisher and Mead's daughter, Mary Catherine Bateson. A precursor to Mead's illuminating Male & Female, Sex & Temperament lays the groundwork for her lifelong study of gender differences.

The 20th Century Go-N

The 20th Century Go-N

Dictionary of World Biography

  • Author: Frank N. Magill
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317740599
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 1406
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Each volume of the Dictionary of World Biography contains 250 entries on the lives of the individuals who shaped their times and left their mark on world history. This is not a who's who. Instead, each entry provides an in-depth essay on the life and career of the individual concerned. Essays commence with a quick reference section that provides basic facts on the individual's life and achievements. The extended biography places the life and works of the individual within an historical context, and the summary at the end of each essay provides a synopsis of the individual's place in history. All entries conclude with a fully annotated bibliography.

Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead

The Making of an American Icon

  • Author: Nancy Lutkehaus
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9780691009414
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 374
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Using photographs, films, television appearances, and materials from newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals, this text explores the ways in which Margaret Mead became an American cultural heroine.