- Paperback: 512 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow; New edition edition (4 April 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0688146767
- ISBN-13: 978-0688146764
- Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 14 x 22.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,816,664 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Male and Female: A Study of the Sexes in a Changing World Paperback – 4 Apr 1996
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About the Author
Margaret Mead (1901-1978) began her remarkable career when she visited Samoa at the age of twenty-three, which led to her first book, Coming of Age in Samoa. She went on to become one of the most influential women of our time, publishing some forty works and serving as Curator of Ethnology at the American Museum of Natural History as well as president of major scientific associations. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom following her death in 1978. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
None the less, it remains a valuable work, largely perhaps because it can now be seen as significant contribution to popular debate concerning gender and gender stereotyping in the United States in the 1950's and, as a result of successive editions and reprints, well into the 1960's. Mead is a major figure in the feminist movement of her time, and her popularity as a writer and her academic distinction, which created considerable controversy both during her lifetime and after her death, ensured that her work was widely circulated and debated.
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differences than the currently popular "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus." I spent an afternoon with
Margaret Mead in the Seventies while filming an interview for a documentary film, and she certainly was the firey
feminist. When there were delays, she became very angry and suggested that if women were running the show,
there would be fewer problems. But when it came time for the cameras to roll, she turned in a very professional
performance. Like the points made in this book, she addressed the issues directly and forcefully.