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Margaret Mead: The Making of an American Icon

2.8 of 5 stars 2.80  ·  rating details  ·  5 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Using photographs, films, television appearances, and materials from newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals, this text explores the ways in which Margaret Mead became an American cultural heroine.
Hardcover, 374 pages
Published November 3rd 2008 by Princeton University Press
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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.
Margaret Mead's heritage on her mother's side, college-educated women for 2 previous generations.
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