Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Margaret Mead

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1901 Margaret Mead (d. November 15, 1978), American anthropologist, famous for her work in Samoa, much of which today is viewed with suspicion due to the iconoclastic research by New Zealand anthropologist, Derek Freeman.

Freeman's findings raised questions about the conventional anthropological view of the primacy of social conditioning in cultural determinism, and suggest greater interaction between that factor and biological ones. Freeman came under intense academic attack, often from many sociologists whose Marxist orientation tended to disallow biological influences upon culture ...

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