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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
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Deborah Beatriz Blum
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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"--
Summary
The startling coming-of-age story of the famed anthropologist shares insights into how her radical ideas challenged the social and sexual norms of her time, from keeping her maiden name after marriage to pursuing bisexual affairs, before her famed studies in the South Pacific and a chance encounter changed her life forever
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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10569293
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
301.092
Index
index present
LC call number
GN21.M36
LC item number
B58 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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adult
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the sexual awakening of Margaret Mead
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Coming of age : the sexual awakening of Margaret Mead, Deborah Beatriz Blum
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-312) and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
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ocn993625178
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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online
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9781466859494
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computer
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rdamedia.
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c
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185EB294-2E4E-4CBA-805F-2EE2CA7ADC24
Label
Coming of age : the sexual awakening of Margaret Mead, Deborah Beatriz Blum
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-312) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn993625178
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781466859494
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
185EB294-2E4E-4CBA-805F-2EE2CA7ADC24

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