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About Margaret Mead
Margaret Mead’s widespread popularity in the 1960s and 1970s could be attributed partly to her frequent writings and speeches in the mass media.
As an anthropologist, her research focused on culture, personality and child-rearing problems.
Her most popular works, “Coming of Age in Samoa” and “Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies” have been credited with influencing the sexual revolutions of the 1960s.
She was the eldest of five children born to sociologist Emily and finance professor Edward Sherwood Mead. She dated anthropologist-linguist Edward Sapir.
She had a daughter, Mary Catherine Bateson, with her third husband, Gregory Bateson (1936-1950). Her first two husbands were archaeologist Luther Cressman (1923-1926) and anthropologist Reo Fortune (1928-1935).
She became an inductee of the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 1976. She was posthumously honored with a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1979.
She died on 15 November 1978 from pancreatic cancer.
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Famous quotes by Margaret Mead
A city is a place where there is no need to wait for next week to get the answer to a question, to taste the food of any country, to find new voices to listen to and familiar ones to listen to again.Margaret Mead
A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.Margaret Mead
Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.Margaret Mead
Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.Margaret Mead
As long as any adult thinks that he, like the parents and teachers of old, can become introspective, invoking his own youth to understand the youth before him, he is lost.Margaret Mead
Every time we liberate a woman, we liberate a man.Margaret Mead
Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.Margaret Mead
For the very first time the young are seeing history being made before it is censored by their elders.Margaret Mead
Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive and potentially orderly and constructive.Margaret Mead
I do not believe in using women in combat, because females are too fierce.Margaret Mead
I have a respect for manners as such, they are a way of dealing with people you don't agree with or like.Margaret Mead
I learned the value of hard work by working hard.Margaret Mead
I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.Margaret Mead
Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful.Margaret Mead
It is an open question whether any behavior based on fear of eternal punishment can be regarded as ethical or should be regarded as merely cowardly.Margaret Mead
It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age.Margaret Mead
Life in the twentieth century is like a parachute jump: you have to get it right the first time.Margaret Mead
Many societies have educated their male children on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.Margaret Mead
Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have.Margaret Mead
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.Margaret Mead
Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do. With no relatives, no support, we've put it in an impossible situation.Margaret Mead
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.Margaret Mead
Prayer does not use up artificial energy, doesn't burn up any fossil fuel, doesn't pollute. Neither does song, neither does love, neither does the dance.Margaret Mead
Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.Margaret Mead
Thanks to television, for the first time the young are seeing history made before it is censored by their elders.Margaret Mead
We won't have a society if we destroy the environment.Margaret Mead
Women want mediocre men, and men are working to be as mediocre as possible.Margaret Mead
F.A.Q. about Margaret Mead
When is her birthday?
Margaret Mead's birthday is on December 16, 1901.
In how many days is her birthday?
Margaret's birthday is in 51 days
How old was Margaret when she died?
She was 76 years old.
When did she die?
She died in November 15, 1978.
How old would she be today?
Margaret Mead would be 119 years old if she was alive today.
Where was Margaret from?
She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S..
Margaret Mead's Popularity
Margaret Mead was a famous American anthropologist, who was born on December 16, 1901. As a person born on this date, Margaret Mead is listed in our database as the 75th most popular celebrity for the day (December 16) and the 65th most popular for the year (1901).
People born on December 16 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. Margaret Mead is the 2675th most popular Sagittarius.
Aside from information specific to Margaret Mead's birthday, Margaret Mead is the 18437th most famous American and ranks 225th in famous people born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
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