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 The Institute for Intercultural Studies: Frequently Asked Questions about Mead and Bateson
Mead's personal and professional papers, along with motion picture film and sound items, are housed in the Library of Congress; she and Bateson's field materials have been brought together there in the South Pacific Ethnographic Archives; the American Museum of Natural History has some of her administrative correspondence and interviews.
Mead broke her ankle in 1960 and was told to use a cane as she recovered, but she disliked the bent over posture associated with the use of a cane.
Mead was very much aware of the threats to human life from abusing the environment and she was particularly active in relation to radioactive wastes and the atmosphere.
www.interculturalstudies.org /faq.html   (2169 words)

 Margaret Mead : Coming of Age in Samoa
Margaret Mead was born the oldest of four children on December 16, 1901, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the first baby to be delivered in the newly built West Park Hospital.
Mead grew up in a somewhat socially unconventional atmosphere where she was led to believe that women could have their own careers and was encouraged to play with children of all racial and economic backgrounds.
Mead lived with the villagers during the day and at night, giving her an advantage in observing and understanding behaviour and customs that otherwise would have remained unknowable to a person from the United States.
www.age-of-the-sage.org /scientist/margaret_mead.html   (1073 words)

 Margaret Mead, Derek Freeman
Margaret Mead's fieldwork in Samoa, which resulted in her first major work, Coming of Age in Samoa, was completed over a period of months during 1925/26.
Margaret Mead states in "Coming of Age in Samoa" that her fieldwork was done entirely in the Samoan language, as few, if any of the natives spoke English.
Margaret Mead was, throughout her adult lifetime, the undisputed matron of American anthropology.
www.stpt.usf.edu /~jsokolov/314mead1.htm   (3089 words)

 Shaping Forces - Margaret Mead: Human Nature and the Power of Culture (Library of Congress Exhibition)
Margaret Mead was born in Philadelphia on December 16, 1901, and grew up in a household that included three generations.
Margaret's grandmother assigned her to take notes on her sisters' behavior while they were still babies, encouraging Margaret to see emerging differences in temperament between the two girls.
Mead was impressed by Boas's brilliance and taken by the urgency of the task Boas and Benedict set out for her--to document cultures before they disappeared in the face of contact with the modern world.
www.loc.gov /exhibits/mead/mead-shaping.html   (1952 words)

 PlanetPapers - Margaret Mead
Margaret Mead was a great scientist, explorer, writer, and teacher, who educated the human race in many different ways.
Margaret Mead was born in Philadelphia on December 16, 1901, and was educated at Barnard College and at Columbia University.
Mead Margaret was an American anthropologist, widely known for her studies of primitive societies and her contributions to social anthropology.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Margaret Mead
She was born in Philadelphia and raised in nearby Doylestown by a university professor father and a social activist mother.
She concluded that the passage from childhood to adulthood--the period of "adolescence"--in Samoa was a smooth transition and not marked by the emotional or psychological distress, anxiety, or confusion seen in the United States.
Mead stated that the Arapesh people were pacifists, although she noted that they do on occasion engage in warfare.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Margaret_Mead   (1781 words)

 Lesson Plan - Margaret Mead
Margaret Mead once stated that she set out to understand people and to use what knowledge that she gained to help other people.
Margaret Mead was a woman that dreamed of becoming someone important and making a difference in her world.
Mead is recognized most for her studies in Samoa, however she also lived among several other primitive people such as the Manus tribe of the Admiralty Islands, the Arapesh, the Mundugumor, the Tehambuli, Balinese, and Iatmal.
teacherlink.ed.usu.edu /tlresources/units/Byrnes-famous/mmead.html   (1345 words)

 Margaret Mead Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
At this point Mead is probably most famous for the controversy surrounding her work, especially her premiere work, Coming of Age in Samoa (1928), based on research she conducted as a graduate student.
According to psychologist Paul Ekman, Mead was highly critical of his ideas about the universality of human emotions; she considered his research "outrageous", "appalling", and "a disgrace".
Five years after Mead had passed away, in 1983, Derek Freeman published Margaret Mead and Samoa: The Making and Unmaking of an Anthropological Myth in which he challenged all of Mead's major findings.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/m/ma/margaret_mead.html   (1022 words)

 Mead, Margaret on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Margaret Mead, Derek Freeman, and the issue of evolution.
Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict: The Kinship of Women.(Review)
Margaret Mead, Gregory Bateson, and Highland Bali: Fieldwork Photographs of Bayung Gede, 1936-1939.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/M/Mead-M1ar.asp   (457 words)

 S&F Online - Margaret Mead
Mead, as we've heard, was a mediator between the world of academia and the public, and, again, it has been commented on that this role often earned her ostracism within her profession while it garnered renown and respect among a larger portion of the American public.
Mead was most effective, I think, as a public intellectual through such social forums as we've seen some examples of today - her monthly articles in Redbook that have been referred to, and her numerous public lectures and speaking engagements, including the television talk shows that we saw the clips from, and radio interviews.
Mead's public role was enabled by the intellectual, emotional and practical support of various networks of people, both personal and professional.
www.barnard.edu /sfonline/mead/lutkehau.htm   (1873 words)

 Margaret Mead
Margaret Mead was born on Monday, December 16, 1901, at the West Park Hospital in Philadelphia.
Mead found that in the Arapesh culture, both men and women were expected to be equal.
Margaret Mead was a clear and forceful person who had a great impact on the world of psychology and anthropology, and to her we owe much knowledge.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/information/biography/klmno/mead_margaret.html   (797 words)

 SfAA Mead Award
Margaret Mead, for years among the best known women in the world, was also the best known anthropologist, with a particular talent for bringing anthropology fully into the light of public attention.
The Margaret Mead Award, initiated by the Society for Applied Anthropology in 1979, and awarded jointly with the American Anthropological Society since 1983, continues to celebrate the tradition of bringing anthropology to bear on wider social and cultural issues.
The Margaret Mead Award is presented to a younger scholar for a particular accomplishment such as a book, film, monograph, or service, which interprets anthropological data and principles in ways that make them meaningful and accessible to a broadly concerned public.
www.sfaa.net /mead/mead.html   (357 words)

 S&F Online - Margaret Mead
Margaret Mead was, during her lifetime, a "household word," her activities rendering anthropology intelligible to the average American.
First, that by the late 1920s Mead had emerged as a vanguard figure within the burgeoning field of American cultural anthropology, and she then defined, throughout the rest of her life, a series of trajectories for the discipline both within its own professional boundaries and in the everyday world beyond.
As Nancy Lutkehaus underscores, very early in her life Mead recognized (and harnessed) the power of "social dialogue," "creating," as Emily Martin so aptly puts it, "conversational relationships with [her] audience." This was a process that allowed Mead simultaneously to teach and discuss ideas, as well as cull new data for her own future use.
www.barnard.edu /sfonline/mead/sharp.htm   (888 words)

 Mead's Bio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mead was born in 1901 and spent her childhood both Pennsylvania and urban Philadelphia as the loved oldest child of a liberal, educated mother and a prudent college professor.
After high school, Margaret Mead fought with her father to be allowed to attend college; he finally permitted her to attend his alma mater, DePauw University.
Margaret Mead is most well know in the Untied States where she is one of the most famous anthropologists.  Michela di Leonardo says “only a small percentage of anthropological work is deliberately written to be accessible to the public- few ethnographies average more than five hundred copies in lifetime sales”.
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 Margaret Mead biography
Margaret Mead was born in Philadelphia in 1901 in a Quaker family.
Margaret began her studies at DePauw University but after a year transferred in order to study what was then a new science, anthropology, at Barnard University under Franz Boaz and his student, Ruth Benedict.
Mead worked with her third husband, British born Gregory Batesman, on a book called "Balanese Character" that was published in 1942.
akak.essortment.com /margaretmead_rbys.htm   (657 words)

 MARGARET MEAD GREEN - Historical Sign
Mead (1901-1978) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but spent most of her life in New York City.
Mead and her colleague Ruth Benedict founded the Institute for Intercultural Studies in 1944 as a place for scholars to analyze contemporary American culture with the same critical eye they turned on "primitive" cultures.
Mead worked as a research fellow and curator of ethnology at the American Museum of Natural History from 1926 until her death in 1978.
www.nycgovparks.org /sub_your_park/historical_signs/hs_historical_sign.php?id=7892   (607 words)

 Margaret Mead
Margaret Mead (1901-78) taught generations of Americans about the value of looking carefully and openly at other cultures to better understand the complexities of being human.
Mead studied at Barnard College, where she met the great anthropologist Franz Boas, who became her mentor and her advisor when she attended graduate school at Columbia University.
In addition to her work at the Museum, Margaret Mead taught, wrote more best-selling books, contributed a regular column to Redbook magazine, lectured, and was frequently interviewed on radio and television.
www.amnh.org /exhibitions/expeditions/treasure_fossil/Treasures/Margaret_Mead/mead.html   (305 words)

 The Institute for Intercultural Studies: Biography: Margaret Mead
Mead was born in Philadelphia on December 16, 1901 in a household of social scientists with roots in the Midwest.
Mead was thus the first anthropologist to look at human development in a cross-cultural perspective.
Mead taught at a number of institutions, but her long term professional base was at the American Museum of Natural History
www.interculturalstudies.org /Mead/biography.html   (683 words)

 Margaret Mead
This account traces the career of Mead as she popularizes ethnographies with her commentary on the people and cultures of the South Pacific and that of Benedict as she fights the misogyny of academia.
Margaret Mead's psychological study of youth in a primitive society, is today recognized as a scientific classic.
Margaret Mead died in 1978, she was the most famous anthropologist in the world.
www.queertheory.com /histories/m/mead_margaret.htm   (843 words)

 Margaret Mead   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The oldest of four children,world renowned anthropologist Margaret Mead was born on December 16, 1901 in Philadelphia.
Margaret Mead was a graduate of Barnard College and recieved her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1929.
Margaret Mead held positions with the American Museum of Natural History from 1926, and retired as emeritus curator of ethnology in 1969.
www.cas.usf.edu /anthropology/women/margaret_mead.htm   (326 words)

 The Fateful Hoaxing of Margaret Mead - A Historical Analysis of Her - Samoan Research Derek Freeman
Derek Freeman conducts a detailed historical analysis of Margaret Mead’s historical research by examining unpublished correspondence between Mead and her mentor Franz Boas- as well as the sworn testimony of one of Mead’s travelling companions of 1926.
In his farewell letter to Mead of July 14, 1925, Franz Boas had given emphasis to "the pressure of the general pattern of culture" on the individual, and Mead, like Boas and Benedict, was convinced that cultural patterns "set the mold" into which "human nature' flows.
That Mead proceeded in this doctrinaire way is evidence of the quite extraordinary extent to which she was in the grip of the cul tural determinism of her mentors, Pranz Boas and Ruth Benedict.
www.newsweekly.com.au /books/0813336937.html   (630 words)

 Margaret Mead   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Margaret Mead was arguably the most renowned anthropologist of all time, contributing to the development of the discipline, as well as, introducing its insights to thousands of people outside the academy.
In recent years, some of Mead's early research on Samoa has been questioned, most notably by Australian anthropologist Derek Freeman, who argues that she was wrong about Samoan norms on sexuality.
We celebrate Margaret Mead, a woman anthropologist who was a strong proponent of women's rights, who shone a light of understanding on human nature, and a clear and forceful entity who provided much knowledge to the field of anthropology and psychology.
www.cas.usf.edu /anthropology/women/mead/margaret_mead.htm   (367 words)

 Margaret Mead vs. Tony Soprano
Mead was professionally active for fully half of the last century and, by choice and her own never-ending efforts, very much a public voice for most of that time.
Mead became a popular icon over the course of the 1960s, and attained the status of Holy Woman in her last years, as the late Roy Rappaport commented (she died in 1978).
Margaret Mead and Samoa is a badly written and unconvincing claim that Mead, influenced in a "culturally determinist" direction by her nefarious adviser Franz Boas, falsely interpreted the Hobbesian world in which Samoan youth came of age as a gentle idyll.
www.thenation.com /doc/20010521/dileonardo   (969 words)

At Columbia Mead was involved with a number of research efforts, and in this paper she skewers the notion that racial groups can be differentiated on the basis of intelligence.
Mead captured the public’s attention, I believe, because she was so obviously carrying out her work with their best interests in mind.
Mead modulated the concept of 'nationhood' to emphasize the interdependency of nations as contingent cultural unit.
www.brown.edu /Departments/Anthropology/publications/Western_Cultures.htm   (4410 words)

 FrontPage magazine.com :: Pacifist Hoax by Peter Wood
Mead’s work is to be defended, as always, because, despite its empirical flaws, she was on the right side of the fight in “gender relations.” Di Leonardo also goes hard on Roscoe for his references to a previous critic of Mead, Derek Freeman.
Mead had claimed that Samoan teenagers practiced an easy-going sexual license and that, as a consequence, Samoans were spared the turmoil of adolescence that was (and is) the typical pattern in the United States.
We are left with Margaret Mead as an extraordinary myth maker, someone who persistently ignored or distorted the factual record in an effort to advance her theories.
frontpagemag.com /articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=9741   (1343 words)

 Historia - Mead, Margaret   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Margaret was very interested in anthropology, which is the study of different people and cultures.
Margaret went to Samoa, a set of islands in the Pacific Ocean, to study the people there.
Margaret Mead taught people that they can do anything they are talented at, no matter what society expects them to do.
www.liquidleaf.com /historia/mead.html   (178 words)

 Amazon.com: Not Even Wrong: Margaret Mead, Derek Freeman, and the Samoans (Chandler and Sharp Publications in ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
If Orans's position on Mead being hoaxed is correct, and Freeman's position is wrong, then the conclusion we should draw is not that Mead is right, but that she was a liar and not a victim of self deception.
Mead did not record the specious information and demonstrably did not credit it because she knew-and stated in her book-that ceremonial virgins were chaste.
Mead's pioneering works are now coming to the fore as the precursors to many significant modern trends such as collaborative research, media studies and cultural studies.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0883165643?v=glance   (2865 words)

 Malaspina Great Books - Margaret Mead (1901)
Margaret Mead (1901 - 1978) was an American cultural anthropologist.
At this point Mead is probably most famous for the controversy surrounding her work.
When her study was first published in 1928, many American readers were shocked by her observation that young Samoan women defered marriage for many years while enjoying casual sex,; but eventually married, settled down, and successfully reared their own children.
www.malaspina.org /home.asp?topic=./search/details&lastpage=./search/results&ID=296   (816 words)

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