Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901 – November 15, 1978) was an American cultural anthropologist, who was frequently a featured writer and speaker in the mass media throughout the 1960s and 1970s. She earned her bachelor degree at Barnard College in New York City, and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University.
She was both a popularizer of the insights of anthropology into modern... more »
Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.
Quotationsmore quotations »
''Sisters is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.''Margaret Mead (1901-1978), U.S. anthropologist. As quoted in Woman to Woman by Julia Gilden and Mark Riedman (1994).
''The mind is not sex-typed.''Margaret Mead (1901-1978), U.S. anthropologist. Blackberry Winter, ch. 5 (1972).
Chief among our gains must be reckoned this possibility of choice, the recognition of many possible ways of life, where other civilizations have recognized only one. Where other civilizations give a s...Margaret Mead (1901-1978), U.S. anthropologist. Coming of Age in Samoa, ch. 14 (1928).
The negative cautions of science are never popular. If the experimentalist would not commit himself, the social philosopher, the preacher, and the pedagogue tried the harder to give a short- cut answe...Margaret Mead (1901-1978), U.S. anthropologist. Coming of Age in Samoa, ch. 1 (1928).
A society which is clamoring for choice, which is filled with many articulate groups, each urging its own brand of salvation, its own variety of economic philosophy, will give each new generation no p...Margaret Mead (1901-1978), U.S. anthropologist. Coming of Age in Samoa, ch. 14 (1928).
Comments about Margaret Mead
(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886)
(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616)
(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
Edgar Allan Poe
(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849)
(31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821)
(31 May 1819 - 26 March 1892)
(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967)