Sociology Margaret Mead Family

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A revealing portrait of fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters, brothers, sisters, and friends around the world. This rare collaboration of a distinguished anthropologist and a brilliant photographer makes this book an unusually clear, honest, and sympathetic study of relationships in the family anywhere in the world, and of the interplay of feelings among people living under the same roof. Margaret Mead (1901 - 1978) was an American cultural anthropologist, who was frequently a featured author and speaker in the mass media throughout the 1960s and 1970s. She earned her bachelor degree at Barnard College and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University. She was both a popularizer of the insights of anthropology into modern American and Western culture and a respected, often controversial, academic anthropologist. Her reports about the attitudes towards sex in South Pacific and Southeast Asian traditional cultures shaped the 1960s sexual revolution. Mead was a proponent of broadening sexual mores within a context of traditional western religious life. An Anglican Christian, she played a considerable part in the drafting of the 1979 American Episcopal Book of Common Prayer. Ken Heyman (b. 1930) first became interested in photography in high school, but more important was his becoming a student of Mead's at Columbia College. To fulfill a term paper requirement in one of her courses, Heyman submitted a photographic essay that interested the famous professor. Out of this began a friendship and collaboration that continued for more than twenty years. Their first collaboration began shortly after his graduation from Columbia in 1956, when she invited him to go with her to take pictures in Bali. Other field trips followed. Since then, Ken Heyman has photographed in more than sixty countries. These photographs have appeared in major exhibits and in two books co-authored with Mead - this book being one and World Enough (1976) the other.

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