World Ahead: An Anthropologist Anticipates the Future

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $97.42
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (3) from $97.42   
  • New (3) from $97.42   

Overview

Born in the first year of the 20th century, it is fitting that Margaret Mead should have been one of the first anthropologists to use anthropological analysis to study the future course of human civilization. This volume collects, for the first time, her writings on the future of humanity and how humans can shape that future through purposeful action. For Mead, the study of the future was born out of her lifelong interest in processes of change. Many of these papers were originally published as conference proceedings or in limited-circulation journals, testimony before government bodies and chapters in works edited by others. They show Mead's wisdom, prescience and concern for the future of humanity.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781571818171
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2005
  • Series: Margaret Mead Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 5.82 (w) x 8.72 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Table of Contents

Series preface
Introduction 1
Twenty-five writings and lectures
1943 : the family in the future 35
1945 : human differences and world order 55
1950 : unique possibilities of the melting pot 65
1962 : the psychology of warless man 75
1963a : beyond the nuclear family 85
1963b : patterns of worldwide cultural change in the 1960s 91
1966a : one world - but which language? 111
1966b : the university and institutional change 119
1967 : changing cultural patterns of work and leisure 131
1968a : New Year's - a universal birthday 163
1968b : alternatives to war 169
1968c : the crucial role of the small city in meeting the urban crisis 185
1968d : statement [on aging and retirement] 209
1968e : some social consequences of a guaranteed income 227
1969 : man on the moon 247
1970a : education for humanity 253
1970b : Kalinga prize acceptance speech 263
1971 : a note on contributions of anthropology to the science of the future 271
1973a : the kind of city we want 277
1973b : prospects for world harmony 285
1974a : opening address [to the Society for General Systems Research] 291
1974b : changing perspectives on modernization 299
1974c : ways to deal with the current social transformation 315
1975 : discussion [about how anthropologists can perform better in applied roles] 321
1977 : our open-ended future 329
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)