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Margaret Mead


Margaret Mead was a great

scientist, explorer, writer, and teacher, who educated the

human race in many different ways. In the next few

paragraphs I will discuss the different ways Margaret

Mead, Anthropologist, effected our society. Margaret

Mead was born in Philadelphia on December 16, 1901,

and was educated at Barnard College and at Columbia

University. In 1926 she became assistant curator of

ethnology at the American Museum of Natural History in

New York City, and she served as associate curator and

as curator. She was director of research in contemporary

cultures at Columbia University from 1948 to 1950 and

professor of anthropology there after 1954. Participating in

several field expeditions, Mead conducted notable research

in New Guinea, Samoa, and Bali. Much of her work was

devoted to a study of patterns of child rearing in various

cultures. She also analyzed many problems in

contemporary American society, particularly those affecting

young people. Her interests were varied, including

childcare, adolescence, sexual behavior, and American

character and culture. Margaret Mead taught generations

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