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To Cherish the Life of the World : The Selected Letters of Margaret Mead - Margaret Mead

To Cherish the Life of the World

The Selected Letters of Margaret Mead

Hardcover Published: 1st July 2006
ISBN: 9780465008155
Number Of Pages: 472

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Often far from home and loved ones, famed anthropologist Margaret Mead was a prolific letterwriter, always honing her writing skills and her ideas. "To Cherish the Life of the World" presents, for the first time, her personal and professional correspondence, which spanned sixty years. These letters lend insights into Mead's relationships with interconnected circles of family, friends, and colleagues, and reveal her thoughts on the nature of these relationships. In these letters--drawn primarily from her papers at the Library of Congress--Mead ruminates on family, friendships, sexuality, marriage, children, and career. In midlife, at a low point, she wrote to a friend, "What I seem to need most is close, aware human relationships, which somehow reinstate my sense of myself, as no longer living 'in the season of the narrow heart." This collection is structured around these relationships, which were so integral to Mead's perspective on life. With a foreword by her daughter, Mary Catherine Bateson, a renowned author and anthropologist in her own right, this volume of letters from Mead to those who shared her life and work offers new insight into a rich and deeply complex mind.

Brief Chronology of Margaret Mead's Lifep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Forewordp. xvii
Introduction: The Logic of Human Relationshipsp. xxi
Family: Bread and Butter and Applesaucep. 1
Husbands: Starved for Likemindednessp. 51
Lovers: Continuingly Meaningfulp. 131
Friends: A Genius for Friendshipp. 195
Colleagues: What Is Important Is the Workp. 241
Growing Family: Kith and Kinp. 327
Epiloguep. 387
Notesp. 391
Selected Works of Margaret Meadp. 411
Indexp. 413
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ISBN: 9780465008155
ISBN-10: 0465008151
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 472
Published: 1st July 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.3  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.78
Edition Number: 1