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

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 301.092 BLU (Text) 34330513144775 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch B MEAD, MARGARET BLUM (Text) 33946003246415 New Books . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250055729
  • ISBN: 1250055725
  • Physical Description: x, 322 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [267]-312) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Shooting star -- One for my lady love -- Girls, unmarried as yet -- A course in old maids -- The promise of his birth -- A glass full of cyanide -- Paper dolls -- Hell's Kitchen -- A cottage on Cape Cod -- A woman of spare effects -- The Rideau Canal -- They dance for rain -- Her head was spinning -- Guardian angel -- The old king must die -- A second honeymoon -- Ariel -- Hotel Pennsylvania -- A need for secrecy -- Quicksilver love -- The telegram -- A ceremonial virgin -- A bonfire on the beach -- A practical joke -- Stranger from another planet -- The arena has always been about blood -- A hopeless muddle.
Summary, etc.: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978.
Women anthropologists > United States > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural.

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