World Ahead: An Anthropologist Anticipates the Future

World Ahead: An Anthropologist Anticipates the Future

by Margaret Mead
     
 

ISBN-10: 1571818170

ISBN-13: 9781571818171

Pub. Date: 07/28/2005

Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated

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,

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571818171
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Series:
Margaret Mead Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.72(h) x 0.99(d)

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