Margaret Mead

Standard Name: Mead, Margaret
Birth Name: Margaret Mead
MM was a United States anthropologist whose works, many of them concerned with sexuality or gender and full of comparisons between the customs of primitive societies and those of the contemporary USA, reached a large and popular audience. She is regularly seen as one of the founders of modern anthropology, though her work was controversial from the beginning, attracting vitriolic as well as favourable responses. She also published works about contemporary culture, some of her letters, a book for children, and a volume of autobiography.


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Intertextuality and Influence Amabel Williams-Ellis
This book opposes, with much reference to Margaret Mead , the idea that sex roles are natural.
Blain, Virginia et al., editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford.
Textual Features Q. D. Leavis
QDL also represents Woolf's form of feminism as pejoratively sexual and as a political liability: The release of sex hostility this kind of writing represents is self-indulgent because it provides Mrs. Woolf with a self-righteous...
Textual Features Gwen Moffat
This book deals with Snowdonia, and opens in GM 's regular memoir style, with her return there after the end of her second marriage. The statistics of my life at this time were: one...


1946: US anthropologist Ruth Benedict (1887-1948,...

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US anthropologist Ruth Benedict (1887-1948, mentor and close associate of Margaret Mead ) published her best-known work, The Crysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture.


Mead, Margaret, and James Baldwin. A Rap on Race. Lippincott, 1971, p. 256 pp.
Mead, Margaret. Blackberry Winter. W. Morrow, 1972.
Mead, Margaret, and Franz Boas. Coming of Age in Samoa. W. Morrow, 1928.
Mead, Margaret. Growing up in New Guinea. W. Morrow, 1930.
Mead, Margaret. Letters from the Field, 1925-1975. Harper and Row, 1977.
Mead, Margaret. Male and Female. W. Morrow, 1949, p. xii; 477 pp.
Mead, Margaret. Ruth Benedict. Columbia University Press, 1974, p. viii; 180 pp.
Mead, Margaret. Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies. W. Morrow, 1935.
Mead, Margaret. The Changing Culture of an Indian Tribe. Columbia University Press, 1932, p. xiv; 313 pp.