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A Temperamental Ménage à Trois: Mead, Bateson, and Fortune and the Trafficking Between Social and Analytical Relations in Ethnography

Tony Crook

in Anthropological Knowledge, Secrecy and Bolivip, Papua New Guinea: Exchanging Skin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264003
eISBN:
9780191734151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264003.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter describes the famous occasion when three anthropologists met up on the Sepik River in 1932/3 – and which infamously led to Margaret Mead eventually leaving Reo Fortune for Gregory ... More


In Search of Common Ground

Wendy L. Wall

in Inventing the "American Way": The Politics of Consensus from the New Deal to the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329100
eISBN:
9780199870226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329100.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the late 1930s, many individuals and organizations argued that a defining feature of American life was the ability of people of diverse origins to live together harmoniously. Such assessments were ... More


From the South Seas (to 1939)

Peter Mandler

in Return from the Natives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300187854
eISBN:
9780300189704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300187854.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter traces Margaret Mead's roots and her early works on the Samoan natives. Born in Philadelphia, Mead was raised in an intellectual household, with her father an economics professor, her ... More


Make Room for Mother: The “Psy”-entific Ideology of Natural Motherhood

Jessica L. Martucci

in Back To the Breast: Natural Motherhood and Breastfeeding in America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226288031
eISBN:
9780226288178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226288178.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The first chapter recounts the evolution of scientific ideas about motherhood and breastfeeding in the early 20th century, and explores the scientific and cultural emergence of natural motherhood ... More


Culture Cracking for War: I. Allies (1939–44)

Peter Mandler

in Return from the Natives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300187854
eISBN:
9780300189704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300187854.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter describes Margaret Mead's works on culture during the Second World War, at which time she was cut off from her fieldwork among “primitive” people, and this threatened the basis of her ... More


Return to the Natives (1947–53)

Peter Mandler

in Return from the Natives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300187854
eISBN:
9780300189704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300187854.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses Margaret Mead's return to the study of the natives of Manus in New Guinea in the summer of 1953. Her decision to leave the political sphere also coincided with the end of the ... More


Culture Cracking for Peace (1945–50)

Peter Mandler

in Return from the Natives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300187854
eISBN:
9780300189704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300187854.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explains that Margaret Mead's tools and techniques in national character studies were meant to be useful in times of peace, despite being made during the Second World War. Mead made sure ... More


The Predicament of National Character

George Blaustein

in Nightmare Envy and Other Stories: American Culture and European Reconstruction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190209209
eISBN:
9780190209230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190209209.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, African-American Literature

“National character” has a curious history in the twentieth century. Margaret Mead wrote the first anthropological account of the United States in 1942, but the history of national character as a ... More


The Cinema Intelligence Apparatus: Gregory Bateson, the Museum of Modern Art Film Library, and the Intelligence Work of Film Studies during World War II

Nathaniel Brennan

in Cinema's Military Industrial Complex

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520291508
eISBN:
9780520965263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291508.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, by Nathaniel Brennan, discusses the efforts of the Museum of Modern Art Film Library to make use of captured enemy motion pictures on behalf of the federal government’s wartime ... More


Introduction

Maureen A. Molloy

in On Creating a Usable Culture: Margaret Mead and the Emergence of American Cosmopolitanism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831165
eISBN:
9780824869236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831165.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter provides a brief overview of Margaret Mead's early “popular” ethnographies, the related articles that drew on this ethnographic material, and the anthropological, critical, ... More


The Way to Waimanalo

Anthony Chaney

in Runaway: Gregory Bateson, the Double Bind, and the Rise of Ecological Consciousness

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631738
eISBN:
9781469631752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631738.003.0002
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The narrative setting for this chapter is the new Oceanic Institute and its sister facility, Sea Life Park, in Waimanalo, Hawaii, in the early 1960s, where Bateson is studying the way dolphins ... More


On Creating a Usable Culture: Margaret Mead and the Emergence of American Cosmopolitanism

Maureen A. Molloy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831165
eISBN:
9780824869236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831165.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Margaret Mead's career took off in 1928 with the publication of Coming of Age in Samoa. Within ten years, she was the best-known academic in the United States, a role she enjoyed all of her life. ... More


A Science of Decency

Peter Harries-Jones

in Upside-Down Gods

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270347
eISBN:
9780823270385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270347.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Bateson and Margaret Mead develop an activist stance to encourage the United States to enter into World War Two, and when war breaks out, Mead holds a senior position in food programs in Washington ... More


The Americanization of a European Intellectual

Lawrence J. Friedman and Anke M. Schreiber

in The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love's Prophet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162593
eISBN:
9780231531061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162593.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines how Erich Fromm became involved in progressive causes in America. In 1932, Wilhelm Reich, who, like Fromm, was also attentive to the extreme danger posed by Adolf Hitler, ... More


Introduction: Return from the Natives

Peter Mandler

in Return from the Natives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300187854
eISBN:
9780300189704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300187854.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on Margaret Mead, who is dubbed the greatest anthropologist to have ever lived. It discusses her efforts to apply her tools, honed on “primitive” people in the South Pacific, to ... More


The Strange Situation of the Ethological Theory of Attachment: A Historical Perspective

Marga Vicedo

in The Cultural Nature of Attachment: Contextualizing Relationships and Development

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036900
eISBN:
9780262342872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036900.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines the history of some challenges to John Bowlby’s and Mary Ainsworth’s ethological attachment theory (EAT). Bowlby and Ainsworth argued that the mother-infant relationship is a ... More


The Human Unit of Time: The Space between Memory and Legacy

Steve Zeitlin

in The Poetry of Everyday Life: Storytelling and the Art of Awareness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501702358
eISBN:
9781501706370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702358.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter considers the human unit for marking time. In her memoir Blackberry Winter, Margaret Mead devotes a chapter to the joys of becoming a grandparent. Grandparenthood inspired Mead to ... More


Paul Ekman’s Neurocultural Theory of the Emotions

Ruth Leys

in The Ascent of Affect: Genealogy and Critique

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226488424
eISBN:
9780226488738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226488738.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

An analysis of the work of Paul Ekman, arguably the most influential figure in the emotion field today. According to Ekman's "neurocultural" version of Tomkins's affect theory, through socialization ... More


Amerikan Sāmoa

Mark J. Rauzon

in Isles of Amnesia: The History, Geography, and Restoration of America's Forgotten Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846794
eISBN:
9780824868314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846794.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

America’s southernmost territory, American Samoa has national parks, marine sanctuaries and wildlife refuges that protect tropical rainforests and coral reefs. Rare birds, fruit bats, Norway rats, ... More


Diaspora Dance in the History of Dance Studies

Yvonne Daniel

in Caribbean and Atlantic Diaspora Dance: Igniting Citizenship

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036538
eISBN:
9780252093579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036538.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines Diaspora dance culture from a dance studies perspective. It begins by tracing the history of dance anthropology and Diaspora dance as a field of study, with a particular focus ... More


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