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MEAD, Margaret [1901-1978] -- American anthropologist, lecturer and author

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Assistant curator of ethnology, American Museum of Natural History (1926-42); associate curator (1942-64), curator (1964-69). Adjunct professor, Columbia (from 1954). On field trips to Samoa (1925-26, 1928-29), New Guinea (1931-33), Bali and New Guinea (1936-39); also known as popular and controversial lecturer on contemporary social issues. [BD]

Her daughter, Mary Catherine Bateson, is also a well-known anthropologist.  -30-
 

Milestones

1925-1926
First anthropologist to study child-rearing practices (Samoa)
1928
Her first book, "Coming of Age in Samoa", proved to be the best selling anthropology book of the 20th century
1928-1929
First to conduct psychologically-oriented field work (Manus, Admiralty Islands)

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  • Daughter: ¤BATESON, Mary Catherine [*1939-?] American anthropologist
  • 8C2: ¤DAVIS, Roderic A., 2nd [?-?] Just for reference

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