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Book Title: Letters from the Field, 1925-75|
Date of issue: December 31st 1977
ISBN 13: 9780060129613
The author of the book: Margaret Mead
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 452 KB
Edition: HarperCollins Publishers (NY)
Read full description of the books Letters from the Field, 1925-75:Margaret Mead was famous for keeping in touch with a wide circle of friends as we see in this collection of wonderfully revealing correspondence from the field. Written over a period of half a century, these letters to friends, family & colleagues detail her 1st fieldwork in Samoa & go on to record her now famous anthropological endeavors in mainland New Guinea, the Admiralty Islands & Bali. Enhanced by photographs, these intelligent, vivid, frequently funny & often poetic letters tell us much about Mead's passion for & understanding of preliterate cultures. But they are equally valuable as a fundamental text on the science & art of anthropology. This edition, prepared for the centennial of Mead's birth, features introductions by Jan Morris & Mead's daughter. Mary Catherine Bateson.
World Perspectives-What This Series Means
Peré Village, Manus, Admiralty Islands, 1928-29
Omaha Reservation, Summer, 1930
New Guinea-Arapesh, Mundugumor & Tchambuli, 1931-33
Bali & Iatmul, New Guinea, 1936-39
Return to Manus, 1953
Field visits in a changing world, 1964-75
References & Selected Bibliography
Read information about the authorMargaret Mead was an American cultural anthropologist who was frequently a featured writer and speaker in the mass media throughout the '60s and '70s as a popularizer of the insights of anthropology into modern American and western life but also a respected, if controversial, academic anthropologist.
Her reports as to the purportedly healthy attitude towards sex in South Pacific and Southeast Asian traditional cultures amply informed the '60s "sexual revolution" and it was only at the end of her life and career that her propositions were – albeit controversially – challenged by a maverick fellow anthropologist and literate members of societies she had long before studied and reported on. Mead was a champion of broadened sexual mores within a context of traditional western religious life.
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