Margaret Mead

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Margaret Mead
Mead in 1950
Born(1901-12-16)December 16, 1901
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
DiedNovember 15, 1978(1978-11-15) (aged 76)
New York City, US
Alma mater
ChildrenMary C. Bateson (born 1939)
AwardsKalinga Prize (1970)

Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901 – November 15, 1978) was an American cultural anthropologist. She was an author and speaker in the mass media in the 1960s and 1970s.[1] She was President of the American Advancement for the Association of Sciences in 1975.[2]

Mead was a communicator of anthropology in modern American and Western culture. As an academic, she was often controversial.[3] Her reports about attitudes toward sex in the South Pacific and Southeast Asian culture traditions influenced the 1960s sexual revolution.

Mead was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She died from pancreatic cancer in New York City.

Publications by Mead[change | change source]

Note: See also Margaret Mead: The Complete Bibliography 1925–1975, Joan Gordan, ed., The Hague: Mouton.

As a sole author[change | change source]

As editor or coauthor[change | change source]

  • Balinese Character: A Photographic Analysis, with Gregory Bateson, 1942, New York Academy of Sciences.
  • Soviet Attitudes Toward Authority (1951)
  • Cultural Patterns and Technical Change, editor (1953)
  • Primitive Heritage: An Anthropological Anthology, edited with Nicholas Calas (1953)
  • An Anthropologist at Work, editor (1959, reprinted 1966; a volume of Ruth Benedict's writings)
  • The Study of Culture at a Distance, edited with Rhoda Metraux, 1953
  • Themes in French Culture, with Rhoda Metraux, 1954
  • The Wagon and the Star: A Study of American Community Initiative co-authored with Muriel Whitbeck Brown, 1966
  • A Rap on Race, with James Baldwin, 1971
  • A Way of Seeing, with Rhoda Metraux, 1975

References[change | change source]

  1. Margaret Mead as Cultural Commentator (Report). The Library of Congress. Retrieved Dec 19, 2020.
  2. "AAAS Presidents". Retrieved Dec 19, 2020.
  3. "Margaret Mead". Scientific American. Retrieved Dec 19, 2020.
  4. Margaret Mead (2004). Coming of Age in Samoa: a psychological study of primitive youth for western civilisation. Introduction by Mary Pipher (1st Perennial Classics ed.). New York: Perennial Classics. ISBN 978-0-688-05033-7.
  5. Mead, Margaret (2001). Growing Up in New Guinea: a comparative study of primitive education (1st Perennial Classics ed.). New York: HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0-688-17811-6.
  6. The changing culture of an Indian tribe. OCLC 847822.
  7. Mead, Margaret (2003). Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies (1st Perennial ed.). New York: Perennial an impr. of HarperCollins Publ. ISBN 978-0-06-093495-8.
  8. Mead, Margaret (2001). Male and Female (1st Perennial ed.). New York: Perennial. ISBN 978-0-06-093496-5.
  9. Lutkehaus, Margaret Mead; with a new introduction by Nancy (1995). Blackberry Winter: my earlier years. New York: Kodansha International. ISBN 978-1-56836-069-0.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)