Margaret Mead

Author: Geoffrey M. Horn

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9780836850994

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Examines the life and work of the woman who became one of the twentieth-century's most respected and foremost anthropologists through her studies of various peoples and cultures. Includes a timeline and glossary.

Women at the Edge of Discovery

40 True Science Adventures

Author: Kendall F. Haven

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591580157

Category: Social Science

Page: 273

View: 9717

Chronicles the scientific discoveries of forty women who worked in the life, physical, and earth sciences from 1902-2001 and presents lists of women scientists arranged by field.

Margaret Mead

Bringing World Cultures Together

Author: Michael Pollard

Publisher: Blackbirch PressInc

ISBN: 9781567113273

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 4793

Examines the life of the noted anthropologist who worked to help people all over the world understand each other's cultures.



Author: Lily King

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406682049

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

View: 4764

Von realen Ereignissen im Leben der berühmten Ethnologin Margaret Mead inspiriert, erzählt Lily King in diesem grandiosen, spannenden und sinnlichen Roman ebenso anschaulich wie klug von Besitz und Begierde, Entdeckung und Macht, Liebe und Herrschaft. Neuguinea, Anfang der 1930er Jahre. Drei junge Ethnologen – die schon berühmte und faszinierende Amerikanerin Nell Stone, ihr Mann Fen und der Brite Andrew Bankson – stoßen nach Jahren einsamer Feldforschung aufeinander und entwickeln eine leidenschaftliche Dreiecksbeziehung. Erschöpft von den Versuchen, etwas Verwertbares über die Stämme am Sepikfluss herauszufinden, gelangen die drei Forscher zu den Tam, einem weiblich dominierten Stamm mit ungewohnten Ritualen. Während sie immer tiefer in das Leben der Tam eindringen, werden auch ihre unterschiedlichen Wünsche und Interessen immer deutlicher, die erotische Anziehung zwischen Nell Stone und Andrew Bankson immer intensiver. Schließlich schreitet Fen zu einer dramatischen Aktion mit tragischem Ausgang für alle.

Margaret Mead

Author: Edra Ziesk

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub

ISBN: 9781555466671

Category: Social Science

Page: 109

View: 8737

A biography of the now legendary anthropologist famous for her studies of primitive cultures.

Portraits of American Women

From Settlement to the Present

Author: G. J. Barker-Benfield,Catherine Clinton

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195120486

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 603

View: 3690

Until recently a "womanless" American history was the norm. But without a history of women we neglect gender dynamics, sex roles, and family relations--the very fundamentals of human interaction. Here 24 short essays locate the histories of women--from Pocahontas to Betty Friedan--and men together by period and provide a sense of their continuities through the whole gallery of the American past. 26 photos.

The 20th Century Go-N

Dictionary of World Biography

Author: Frank N. Magill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317740599

Category: Reference

Page: 1406

View: 6217

Each volume of the Dictionary of World Biography contains 250 entries on the lives of the individuals who shaped their times and left their mark on world history. This is not a who's who. Instead, each entry provides an in-depth essay on the life and career of the individual concerned. Essays commence with a quick reference section that provides basic facts on the individual's life and achievements. The extended biography places the life and works of the individual within an historical context, and the summary at the end of each essay provides a synopsis of the individual's place in history. All entries conclude with a fully annotated bibliography.

Margaret Mead

The Making of an American Icon

Author: Nancy Lutkehaus

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691009414

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 374

View: 2089

Using photographs, films, television appearances, and materials from newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals, this text explores the ways in which Margaret Mead became an American cultural heroine.

Women of achievement

thirty-five centuries of history

Author: Susan Raven,Alison Weir

Publisher: Outlet

ISBN: 9780517539828

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 7090

Offers brief biographical sketches of women influential in politics, education, social reform, religion, literature, art, science, medicine, business, exploration, and sports

With a Daughter's Eye

A Memoir of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson

Author: Mary Catherine Bateson

Publisher: Pocket Books


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 6637

A portrait of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson by their daughter offers new insight into the lives, careers, and achievements of two distinguished and controversial American anthropologists

And Keep Your Powder Dry

An Anthropologist Looks at America

Author: Margaret Mead

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 178238474X

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 493

Margaret Mead wrote this comprehensive sketch of the culture of the United States - the first since de Tocqueville - in 1942 at the beginnning of the Second World War, when Americans were confronted by foreign powers from both Europe and Asia in a particularly challenging manner. Mead's work became an instant classic. It was required reading for anthropology students for nearly two decades, and was widely translated. It was revised and expanded in 1965 for a second generation of readers. Among the more controversial conclusions of her analysis are the denial of class as a motivating force in American culture, and her contention that culture is the primary determinant for individual character formation. Her process remains lucid, vivid, and arresting. As a classic study of a complex western society, it remains a monument to anthropological analysis.

Composing a Life

Author: Mary Catherine Bateson

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802196314

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 3465

Mary Catherine Bateson has been called "one of the most original and important thinkers of our time" (Deborah Tannen). Grove Press is pleased to reissue Bateson's deeply satisfying treatise on the improvisational lives of five extraordinary women. Using their personal stories as her framework, Dr. Bateson delves into the creative potential of the complex lives we live today, where ambitions are constantly refocused on new goals and possibilities. With balanced sympathy and a candid approach to what makes these women inspiring, examples of the newly fluid movement of adaptation--their relationships with spouses, children, and friends, their ever-evolving work, and their gender--Bateson shows us that life itself is a creative process. "Well-formulated and passionate ... Offers nothing less than a radical rethinking of the concept of achievement." -- San Francisco Chronicle "Fascinating ... A masterwork of rare breadth and particularity." -- The Boston Globe

Diane Sawyer

Author: Gerda Gallop-Goodman

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 079106316X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 108

View: 6783

A biography of the television journalist who joined the staff of 60 Minutes as that show's first female correspondent and has also worked on programs like Good Morning America.

The Teaching of Anthropology

Author: Ethel Mary Albert,Gabriel Ward Lasker,David Goodman Mandelbaum

Publisher: Univ of California Press


Category: Anthropology

Page: 611

View: 7204


Great lives from history

American women series

Author: Frank Northen Magill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780893568962

Category: Women

Page: 1961

View: 5471


Young Women of Achievement

A Resource for Girls in Science, Math, and Technology

Author: Frances A. Karnes,Kristen R. Stephens

Publisher: Pyr Books


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 279

View: 9967

Are you planning a career in the sciences, math, or technology? If youÆre a girl, you probably should be. It is estimated that by the year 2010 the need for qualified personnel in science and technology careers will increase dramatically. Yet right now only 16 percent of women are involved in science and engineering careers despite the fact that women make up 45 percent of the total labor force. All this means that opportunities abound for women in the sciences. This upbeat, very useful resource guide will give young women everything they need to start exploring and planning a career in science, math, or technology. Part I introduces readers to the many exciting career opportunities available in the sciences and provides specific strategies for planning for a future career in these areas. Part II recounts true stories of girls and young women in the sciences, detailing how they got involved and what they have accomplished. Part III offers timelines of extraordinary women throughout history, inspiring quotations, a list of Web sites specifically geared toward women in the sciences, suggestions for science-oriented computer software, and many other recommended resources. If you have an interest in science, this excellent guide, full of useful information, will start you on the path toward realizing your career dreams.

The Feminine Character

History of an Ideology

Author: Viola Klein

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252002984

Category: Psychology

Page: 202

View: 7752


The American Intellectual Tradition: 1865 to the present

Author: David A. Hollinger,Charles Capper

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195183399

Category: History

Page: 577

View: 9182

This two-volume anthology brings together some of the most historically significant writings in American intellectual history. The only collection of its kind, The American Intellectual Tradition, Fifth Edition, includes classic works in history, politics, social commentary, economics, law literature, and philosophy. Organized chronologically into thematic sections, it traces the evolution of intellectual writing and thinking from it origins in Puritan beliefs to the most recent essays on diversity and post-modernity. A short introduction by the authors precedes each work and both volumes include detailed chronologies and bibliographic material. Offering several new selections, this new edition addresses additional themes, including aesthetics, cultural criticism, Americanism, and race, gender, and sexuality.

The Women's book of world records and achievements

Author: Lois Decker O'Neill

Publisher: Doubleday


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 798

View: 4216

Entries covering all areas of human endeavors, including business, science, government, education, religion, politics, and sports, detail all the measurable historic feats realized by women from around the world