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Margaret Mead


Anthropologist whose reviews about the behaviour towards sex in South Pacific and Southeast Asian lifestyle amply informed the 1960s sexual trend. Despite being truly a spiritual woman, she obtained controversy for applying notions of individual sexuality with traditional western religious beliefs. She separated from Edward Sapir due to his narrow sights on gender jobs. In 1959 she released the record An Interview With Margaret Mead, which protected the topics of morals and anthropology. She wedded third hubby Gregory Bateson in 1936. She was honored the Presidential Medal of Independence by Jimmy Carter.

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Full Name Margaret Mead
Date Of Birth December 16, 1901
Place Of Birth Philadelphia, PA
Profession Scientist
Education Columbia University, DePauw University, Barnard College
Nationality American
Spouse Gregory Bateson, Reo Fortune, Luther Cressman
Children Mary Catherine Bateson
Parents Emily Fogg Mead, Edward Sherwood Mead
Siblings Elizabeth Mead, Priscilla Mead, Katharine Mead, Richard Mead
Awards Kalinga Prize
Nominations National Book Award for Biography
Movies Trance and Dance in Bali
Star Sign Sagittarius

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1Inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1976.
2Mead was the first ever elected president by membership in 1974 for the American Association for Advancement of Science.
3Famous for her work "Coming of Age in Samoa" in 1928.
4Mead served as president of the Society for Applied Anthropology, the World Federation of Mental Health, and the American Anthropological Association.
5She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously in 1979.
6Pictured on one of fifteen 32¢ US commemorative postage stamps in the "Celebrate the Century" series, issued 28 May 1998, celebrating the 1920s.
7Anthropologist whose research focused on inhabitants of islands in the South Pacific Ocean.



The Working Mother1961TV Movie book
Trance and Dance in Bali1952Documentary short



Trance and Dance in Bali1952Documentary short



Cousteau: Oasis in Space1976TV Series documentaryHerself
Survival of Spaceship Earth1972DocumentaryHerself
The David Frost Show1970-1971TV SeriesHerself
The Merv Griffin Show1970TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Natural History of Our World: The Time of Man1969TV Movie documentaryHerself
Today1965TV SeriesHerself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHerself / Dr. Margaret Mead
Four Families1960DocumentaryHerself
Trance and Dance in Bali1952Documentary shortNarrator (voice)

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Great Thinkers: In Their Own Words2011TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Margaret Mead: An Observer Observed1998TV MovieHerself

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1The Samoans laugh at stories of romantic love, scoff at fidelity to a long-absent wife or mistress, believe explicitly that one love will quickly cure another.
2Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it's the only thing that ever has.
3My grandmother wanted me to have an education, so she kept me out of school.

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