(December 16, 1901 – November 15, 1978)
Margaret Mead was an American cultural anthropologist. Following the example of her instructor Ruth Benedict, Mead concentrated her studies on problems of child rearing, personality, and culture. (Source: The Columbia Encyclopedia, Fifth Edition, 1993.) There has been controversy surrounding her work, especially regarding (a) her first book, Coming of Age in Samoa (1928), but her position as a pioneering anthropologist—one who wrote clearly and vividly enough for the general public to read and learn from her works—remains firm.
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