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Margaret Mead: The Making of an American Icon

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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world."--Margaret Mead
This quotation--found on posters and bumper stickers, and adopted as the motto for hundreds of organizations worldwide--speaks to the global influence and legacy of the American anthropologist Margaret Mead (1901-78). In this insightful and revealing book, Nancy Lutkehau
Hardcover, 374 pages
Published November 23rd 2008 by Princeton University Press
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Aug 22, 2009 Rebecca rated it it was ok
Slightly more than "OK," but not quite sure I can honestly say I liked it. The author was fairly informative but seemed to repeat herself, which I found annoying.

The latter was possibly due to the overlap of Ms. Lutkehaus' four areas of approach, which were:

-Mead as a Modern Woman
-Mead as an Anthropologist
-Mead as a Scientist
-Mead as Public Intellectual and Celebrity

Still, the book was helpful in illustrating Mead's iconic status, and the unique times which gave rise to her fame.
Nov 03, 2015 Chrissalas rated it it was amazing
If you have read the best seller " Euphoria" by Lilly King, this is a great follow-up book on how Margaret Mead became the best known anthropologist of our time. Right person at the right time!
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Jun 09, 2009 Mripma rated it it was ok
Margaret Mead's heritage on her mother's side, college-educated women for 2 previous generations.
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