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The Resource Coming of age : the sexual awakening of Margaret Mead, Deborah Beatriz Blum

Coming of age : the sexual awakening of Margaret Mead, Deborah Beatriz Blum

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Coming of age : the sexual awakening of Margaret Mead
Title
Coming of age
Title remainder
the sexual awakening of Margaret Mead
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Beatriz Blum
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Coming of Age focuses on five years in Mead's young life when she began to question the traditional attitudes toward sex, courtship and marriage that dominated the early 20th century. The story begins in 1921, when Mead is a young woman of twenty and a student at Barnard College in New York City. Conventional enough to accept the role society has handed to her, and defiant enough to rise up against it, she struggles to find her own path. Life begins to change as she experiences new friendships and many firsts, including marriage and an affair. In 1925, following her interest in anthropology, Mead takes a step that shocks both family and colleagues. She decides to go alone to Samoa to study how girls in this very different culture mature into women. There on a tiny island in the South Pacific, with an ocean between her and the people she loves, she begins to understand how the invisible chains of society can imprison one's body and mind. Mead's voyage of self-discovery is both painful, exciting and enlightening. She returns from her fieldwork ready to do something no woman before her has dared to do: write with frankness and clarity about the sexual awakening of young girls. And America, it turns out, is ready to hear what she has to say. Drawing on letters, diaries and memoirs, Blum reconstructs the colorful and dramatic life of one of the most provocative thinkers of the 20th century"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
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1954-
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Blum, Deborah
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Mead, Margaret
  • Women anthropologists
Target audience
general
Label
Coming of age : the sexual awakening of Margaret Mead, Deborah Beatriz Blum
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 322 pages
Isbn
9781250055729
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016050280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(CaOWLBI)pr01227221
Label
Coming of age : the sexual awakening of Margaret Mead, Deborah Beatriz Blum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 322 pages
Isbn
9781250055729
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016050280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(CaOWLBI)pr01227221

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