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New Lives for Old Cultural Transformation--Manus, 1928-1953

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ISBN-10: 0060958065

ISBN-13: 9780060958060

Edition: 2001

Authors: Margaret Mead, Stewart Brand, Margaret Mead

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A unique set of conditions made it possible for the Manus to construct a whole new world in 25 years. Mead chronicles these changes and advances a revolutionary theory of cultural change: that rapid change is better than slow change.
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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/23/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Margaret Mead, an American anthropologist, was for most of her life the most illustrious curator at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. She was famed not only as an anthropologist but also as a public figure, a popularizer of the social sciences, and an analyst of American society. While at Columbia University, she was a student of Franz Boas, whose teaching assistant, Ruth Benedict, became one of Mead's closest colleagues and friends; after Benedict's death, Mead became her first biographer and the custodian of her field notes and papers. Mead's early research in Samoa led to her best selling book, "Coming of Age in Samoa" (1928); it also led, after her death, to a…    

Plates
Words for a New Century
Introduction to the Perennial Edition
Preface to the 1975 Edition
Manus Revisited--Preface 1965
Preface and Acknowledgements
Geographical and Linguistic Note
Introduction
Arrival in Peri, 1953
Old Peri: An Economic Treadmill
The Wider Context in 1928
Yesterday's Children Seen Today
Roots of Change in Old Peri
The Unforeseeable: The Coming of the American Army
Paliau: The Man Who Met the Hour
What Happened, 1946-1953
New Peri
The New Way
"And unto God the Things That Are God's"
Rage, Rhythm, and Autonomy
New Working of Old Themes
The Sunday That Was Straight
Women, Sex, and Sin
Reprieve--in Twentieth-Century Terms
Implications for the World
Notes to Chapters
Notes to Plates
Appendixes
Methods Used in This Study
A Look at Manus from the Level of the United Nations
Technical Assistance Policies and the Future of the Manus
Implications for Mental Health and Education
References
Index