Anthropologist Looks at Western Culture

Anthropologist Looks at Western Culture

5.0 1
by Margaret Mead
     
 

ISBN-10: 1571818154

ISBN-13: 9781571818157

Pub. Date: 03/28/2003

Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated

Few anthropologists today realize the pioneering role Margaret Mead played in the investigation of contemporary cultures. This volume collects and presents a variety of her essays on research methodology relating to contemporary culture. Many of these essays were printed originally in limited circulation journals, research reports and books edited by others. They

…  See more details below

Overview

Few anthropologists today realize the pioneering role Margaret Mead played in the investigation of contemporary cultures. This volume collects and presents a variety of her essays on research methodology relating to contemporary culture. Many of these essays were printed originally in limited circulation journals, research reports and books edited by others. They reflect Mead's continuing commitment to searching out methods for studying and extending the anthropologist's tools of investigation for use in complex societies. Essays on American and European societies, intergenerational relations, architecture and social space, industrialization, and interracial relations are included in this varied and exciting collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571818157
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Series:
Margaret Mead Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Series Preface
Introduction to this edition
Pt. 1Anthropology as a Discipline
Towards a Human Science3
Talks with Social Scientists: Margaret Mead on what is a culture? what is a civilization?16
Anthropologist and Historian: Their Common Problems28
Changing Styles of Anthropological Work40
Pt. 2Social Theory in the Study of Contemporary Culture
Methodology in Racial Testing: Its Significance for Sociology77
The Study of National Character87
The Swaddling Hypothesis: iIs Reception110
Some Cultural Approaches to Communication Problems129
A Case History in Cross-National Communications144
Adolescence in Primitive and Modern Society: The New Generation162
Our Educational Emphasis in Primitive Perspectives181
Early Childhood Experience and Later Education in Complex Cultures192
Pt. 3Perspectives on Contemporary Society
From Plight to Power: Youth as a Political and Economic Force225
Religion in the Melting Pot: Religion and our Racial Tensions237
The Contemporary American Family as an Anthropologist Sees It250
Sex and Censorship in Contemporary Society261
Sexual Behavior: An Anthropologist looks at the [Kinsey] Report278
Jealousy: Primitive and Civilized288

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Anthropologist Looks at Western Culture 0 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 0 reviews.