Male and Female / Edition 1

Male and Female / Edition 1

by Margaret Mead
     
 

ISBN-10: 0060934964

ISBN-13: 2900060934964

Pub. Date: 05/28/2001

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Mead's anthropological examination of seven Pacific island tribes analyzes the dynamics of primitive cultures to explore the evolving meaning of "male" and "female" in modern American society. On its publication in 1949, the New York Times declared, "Dr. Mead's book has come to grips with the cold war between the sexes and has shown the basis of a lasting

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Mead's anthropological examination of seven Pacific island tribes analyzes the dynamics of primitive cultures to explore the evolving meaning of "male" and "female" in modern American society. On its publication in 1949, the New York Times declared, "Dr. Mead's book has come to grips with the cold war between the sexes and has shown the basis of a lasting sexual peace." This edition, prepared for the centennial of Mead's birth, features introductions by Helen Fisher and Mead's daughter, Mary Catherine Bateson. Male & Female remains an extraordinary document of great relevance, while Mead's research methods and fieldwork offer a blueprint for scholars in future generations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900060934964
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Series:
Harper Perennial
Edition description:
1ST PERENN
Pages:
496

Table of Contents

Introduction for the Apollo Edition, 1967
Introduction for the Pelican Edition, 1962
Acknowledgments
IThe Significance of the Questions We Ask3
IIHow an Anthropologist Writes22
IIIFirst Learnings51
IVEven-handed, Money-minded, and Womb-envying Patterns78
VFathers, Mothers, and Budding Impulses105
VISex and Temperament128
VIIBasic Regularities in Human Sex Development143
VIIIRhythm of Work and Play163
IXHuman Fatherhood Is a Social Invention183
XPotency and Receptivity201
XIHuman Reproductivity223
XIIOur Complex American Culture245
XIIIExpected Childhood Experience265
XIVPre-courtship Behaviour and Adult Sex Demands281
XVSex and Achievement296
XVIEach Family in a Home of Its Own325
XVIICan Marriage Be for Life?342
XVIIITo Both Their Own367
Notes to Chapters387
Appendix I. Background and Bibliographical Material on the Seven Pacific Island Cultures: Samoa; Manus; Arapesh; Mundugumor; Iatmul; Tchambuli; Bali403
Appendix II. The Ethics of Insight-giving431
Appendix III. Sources and Experience in Our American Culture451
Index of Personal Names465
Index of Subjects467

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