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  1. Margaret Mead:American Cultural Anthropologist Human Communication Emily Kratz

  2. Biography • Born in Philadelphia • Dec 16, 1901 • Eldest of three children • Married 3 times • Bachelor degree at Barnard College in NYC • MA and Ph.D. from Columbia

  3. Key Life Events • Younger sister died (9-months) • Traumatizing event • Family moved frequently • Alternated between homeschooling and traditional schooling • Family had a varying of religious outlooks • Searched for her own • Episcopal Church

  4. Mead in Samoa • Set out to do field work • 1925 • Coming of Age in Samoa • 1928

  5. Mead in New guinea • Growing Up in New Guinea • 1930

  6. Sex and temperament in three primitive societies • Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies • 1935 • study of the intimate lives of three New Guinea tribes from infancy to adulthood

  7. Her Legacy • Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom after her death by President Jimmy Carter • Several schools named after her • Quoted in Nickelback music video • “If Everyone Cared” • “Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

  8. “What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things.” • “Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful.”