Who is Margaret Mead?

  • (noun): United States anthropologist noted for her claims about adolescence and sexual behavior in Polynesian cultures (1901-1978).
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Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901 – November 15, 1978) was an American cultural anthropologist, who was frequently a featured writer and speaker in the mass media throughout the 1960s and 1970s. She earned her bachelor degree at Barnard College in New York City, and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University.

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Derek Freeman
... Zealand anthropologist best known for his criticism of Margaret Mead's work in Samoan society, as described in her 1928 ethnography Coming of Age in Samoa ... and psychological universals, lead him to take issue with the famous American anthropologist Margaret Mead who had described Samoan adolescents as not suffering from the "coming of age ... Mead argued that the lack of this crisis in Samoan adolescence was caused by the youths' greater degree of sexual freedom, and that adolescence crises were ...
1990–1999 In Anthropology - Awards
1990 Margaret Mead Award Wenda Travathan Victor Turner Prize Kirin Narayan for Storytellers, Saints and Scoundrels Folk Narrative and Hindu Religious Teaching 1991 Margaret Mead Award Will Roscoe, for The ... Chavez 1994 Margaret Mead Award Katherine A ... Dettwyler 1997 Margaret Mead Award Philippe Bourgois 1998 Victor Turner Prize Lawrence Cohen for No Aging in India Alzheimer's, the Bad Family, and Other ...
Coming Of Age In Samoa - The Mead-Freeman Controversy - Anthropological Reception and Reactions
... flurry of discussion, most anthropologists concluded that Freeman systematically misrepresented Mead's views on the relationship between nature and ... colleague Robin Fox, Freeman "seemed to have a special place in hell reserved for Margaret Mead, for reasons not at all clear at that time." Moreover, many field and comparative studies by ... Thus, Mead's analysis of adolescent conflict is upheld in the comparative literature on societies worldwide ...
Margaret Mead Film Festival - Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award
... Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award recognizes documentary filmmakers who embody the spirit, energy, and innovation demonstrated by anthropologist Margaret Mead in her research, fieldwork, films, and ...

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