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Posted October 31, 2001
An astonishingly contemporary work
Where are you, Margaret Mead? We need you! Mead and Métraux wrote this 'manual' as a guide to the extensive research project called Research in Contemporary Cultures. They were trying to analyze cultures 'at a distance' by looking at their film, literature, interviewing immigrants and carrying out projective tests. Sound familiar? This is cultural studies, but decades in advance of the movement in the United States. Their dead-on portraits of Russia, France, China and Germany show how valuable this approach was. This is a delight to read, and an invaluable contribution to knowledge.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.