Mead, Margaret

Famed anthropologist, wrote landmark “Coming of Age in Samoa” in 1928

Price: $35.00

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(1901-1978) American psycohologist-anthropologist, went to American Samoa in 1925 to study adolescent girls (she wrote the landmark Coming of Age in Samoa in 1928) and to New Guinea in 1929 to study play and imaginations of young children and way they were shaped by adult society (Growing Up in New Guinea, 1930). Mead believed that cultural patters of racism, warfare, and environmental exploitation were learned, not inherent, and that members of a society could work together to modify their traditions and construct new institutions. Founder of the Institute for Intercultural Studies. At American Museum of Natural History for many years, she authored over 20 books, and received (posthumous) 1978 Presidential Medal of Freedom. Signed 4 x 5 ½ blue-green autograph album leaf, dated 1972 by her.

Condition: Very good
Type:Signed Album Page






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