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Blackberry Winter: My Earlier Years
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During her lifetime, Margaret Mead (1901-78) was the world's most famous anthropologist. In this insightful memoir, she recalls her childhood, her place in her family, and how the lessons learned and ideals instilled then shaped her life. Margaret Mead was the first child of a university professor father and a social activist mother; her paternal grandmother, who lived with the family, had been a school principal and taught the Mead children at home for much of their youth. In college, Margaret discovered anthropology and as a graduate student went to Samoa to conduct the research of adolescent girls that resulted in her then-shocking study, Coming of Age in Samoa. In Blackberry Winter, she reflects on her life and work, through three marriages and ground-breaking fieldwork in eight cultures. But perhaps her most fascinating revelations are the "gathered threads" of her own experience of childhood, motherhood, and grandparenthood. From her observations of sex roles, childhood, and parenting styles in other cultures, her appreciation of her own upbringing, and her shift to single, working motherhood after the break-up of her third marriage, she anticipated and pioneered a new model for family life. "In my family I was treated as a person," she writes. "It was never suggested that because I was a child I could not understand the world around me and respond to it responsibly and meaningfully." Affirmed and valued for herself during her childhood, Margaret Mead was able to be herself throughout her life. -- For great reviews of books for girls, check out Let's Hear It for the Girls: 375 Great Books for Readers 2-14. -- From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Lynne Auld
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Book Description HarperCollins 1981-11, 1981. Paperback. Condition: Good. A few scratches and some shelf wear on cover. Content is fine. Book. Seller Inventory # 041277-6
Book Description HarperCollins 1981-11, 1981. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Unused. Mild signs of shelfwear to cover otherwise content in excellent condition. Book. Seller Inventory # 134075-7
Book Description Angus & Robertson, Australia, 1981. Trade Paperback. Condition: Good. Reprint. 309 pages. Covers have no creasing. Corners of covers are moderately bumped. Spine has severe lean and moderate reading creases. Edges of pages are slightly foxed. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0207142882. ISBN/EAN: 9780207142888. Inventory No: 14100279. The photo of this book is of the actual book for sale. Seller Inventory # 14100279
Book Description Angus & Robertson, London, 1981. p/back. Condition: VG. 1st p/b ed. of 1973 1st UK h/back. unpag.prelims+309 pp., num.unnumbered photos in text; generally excellent but a few minor flaws: trivial white smudge/scratch verso front cover by outer edge, crease across bottom back outer corner tip, v.sl.rubbing bottom back edge of cover. Autobiography of the eminent early 20th century American anti-racist anthropologist and social commentator. Note: quoted shipping rates are calculated for 500-700 gram net weight, cost will be modified up or down as appropriate outside this range. Size: 14 Cm X 21.5 Cm. Seller Inventory # 008425
Book Description Angus & Robertson, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Good. VINTAGE. Usual signs of a well read book but good overall condition. May not look good on your bookcase after reading and probably not suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Seller Inventory # mon0002613000