At a glance:
- Author: Margaret Mead
- First Published: 1949
- Type of Work: Social criticism
- Genres: Criticism, Nonfiction, Sociology, Anthropology
- Subjects: Child rearing or parenting, Children, Gender roles, Self, Pregnancy, Human behavior, Psychoanalysis or psychoanalysts, Biology or biologists, Oceania
Form and Content
In Male and Female: A Study of the Sexes in a Changing World, drawing upon data she had gathered during field trips in Oceania among seven diverse cultures, anthropologist Margaret Mead explored the formation of gender roles among human beings. In every known culture, humans have emphasized differences in gender and have valued male and female roles unequally. Whereas in previous studies, such as Coming of Age in Samoa (1928) and Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies (1935), Mead had sought cultural determinants in gender...
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