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Women Who Dare: Margaret Mead

 
 
Author
Aimee Hess.
Publisher Pomegranate  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 6.5 x 5.75 x 0.5 inches
ISBN 9780764938757
Pages/Publication Date 63/2007
Daedalus Item Code 53096
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Raised by unusually progressive parents, Margaret Mead (1901–78) was encouraged early in life to follow her interests. Home schooling prepared Mead for Barnard College, from which the aspiring anthropologist—as a 23-year-old doctoral candidate—embarked upon her first solo expedition to Samoa in 1925. Over the next half-century Mead immersed herself in other cultures, developing new techniques in field work; authored many ground-breaking books and scholarly papers; and became one of the world's most respected and outspoken anthropologists. This concise illustrated biography introduces a remarkable woman who stepped outside of the proscribed social boundaries of her day and helped make it possible for other women to follow her example. The palm-sized book is illustrated with dozens of captioned archival photos and other images, and provides information on further reading and sources.
 
 
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