And Keep Your Powder Dry: An Anthropologist Looks at America / Edition 1

And Keep Your Powder Dry: An Anthropologist Looks at America / Edition 1

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And Keep Your Powder Dry: An Anthropologist Looks at America / Edition 1

Margaret Mead wrote this comprehensive sketch of the culture of the United States - the first since de Tocqueville - in 1942 at the beginnning of the Second World War, when Americans were confronted by foreign powers from both Europe and Asia in a particularly challenging manner. Mead's work became an instant classic. It was required reading for anthropology students for nearly two decades, and was widely translated. It was revised and expanded in 1965 for a second generation of readers. Among the more controversial conclusions of her analysis are the denial of class as a motivating force in American culture, and her contention that culture is the primary determinant for individual character formation. Her process remains lucid, vivid, and arresting. As a classic study of a complex western society, it remains a monument to anthropological analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781571812186
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/30/2000
Series: Margaret Mead: The Study of Contemporary Western Culture Series , #2
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

America According to Margaret Mead

Hervé Varenne

Preface - 1965

Preface from England - 1943

Introduction - 1965

Chapter 1. Introduction - 1942

Chapter 2. Clearing the Air

Chapter 3. We Are All Third Generation

Chapter 4. The Class Handicap

Chapter 5. The European in Our Midst

Chapter 6. Parents, Children and Achievement

Chapter 7. Brothers and Sisters and Success

Chapter 8. Are Today's Youth Different?

Chapter 9. The Chip on the Shoulder

Chapter 10. Fighting the War American Style

Chapter 11. Are Democracy and Social Science Compatible Each with Each?

Chapter 12. If We Are to Go On

Chapter 13. Building the World New

Chapter 14. These Things We Can Do

Chapter 15. The Years Between: 1943–1965

Bibliographical Note - 1942

Bibliograpghy - 1942

Bibliographical Note - 1965

Bibliography - 1965

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