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Margaret Mead / Paul Shankman.

Author/creator Shankman, Paul author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New York : Berghahn, 2021.
Copyright Notice ©2021
Descriptionx, 186 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Subject(s)
Series Anthropology's ancestors; volume 1
Contents Introduction -- Beginnings -- First fieldwork in Samoa -- Writing Coming of age in Samoa -- Manus and the Omaha -- Arapesh, Mundugumor, and Tchambuli -- Culture and personality, and Bali -- The war years and national character studies -- The postwar years and revisiting Manus -- Mead as a public figure -- Women's issues and the Redbook columns -- The Mead-Freeman controversy -- Legacies -- Select works by Margaret Mead.
Abstract "Tracing Mead's career as an ethnographer, as the early voice of public anthropology, and as a public figure, this elegantly written biography links the professional and personal sides of her career. The book looks at Mead's early career through the end of World War II, when she produced her most important anthropological works, as well as her role as a public figure in the post-war period, through the 1960s until her death in 1978. The criticisms of Mead are also discussed and analyzed. This short volume is an ideal starting point for anyone wanting to learn about, arguably, the most famous anthropologist of the twentieth century"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Shankman, Paul. Margaret Mead New York : Berghahn Books, 2021 9781800731424
Genre/formBiographies.
LCCN 2021020961
ISBN9781800731417 hardcover
ISBN1800731418 hardcover
ISBN1800731434 paperback
ISBN9781800731431 paperback
ISBNelectronic book

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