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Margaret Mead

In her 1935 essay "Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies," Margaret Mead shares her findings following her research on the cultural construction of gender in three different indigenous...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2020, 12:26 am (UTC)

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Margaret Mead

In Sex and Temperament, Mead discusses how certain traits that some members of a biological sex possess have developed into expectations for the entire sex. For example, consider how women are...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2020, 9:59 pm (UTC)

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Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead provides much of the context for sociologists to discuss gender based on her field studies comprised of intensive cultural ethnographies. In her work, she observed enough distinct...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2020, 8:22 pm (UTC)

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Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead's fundamental thesis in Sex and Temperament is that whatever traits you have, they are only linked to gender expression by the society in which you live. Assertiveness will be...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2020, 11:29 pm (UTC)

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Margaret Mead

Mead states in this text that there are no inborn attributes of a certain gender, but that the society in which one lives determines the expected behaviors of a female or male. She goes to explain...

Latest answer posted June 2, 2020, 6:09 pm (UTC)

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Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead argues that whether your temperament is regarded as masculine or feminine depends on the society in which you live. Psychologists in Western societies often rely on the so-called "Big...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2020, 8:00 pm (UTC)

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Margaret Mead

Mead claims in Sex and Temperament that personality differences between the sexes are culturally determined. This means that one's relative "masculinity" or "femininity" are the result of the...

Latest answer posted September 20, 2020, 10:52 am (UTC)

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Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead's central thesis is that gender differences in temperament are culturally constructed rather than endemic. Therefore, whether you have a masculine or feminine temperament will depend...

Latest answer posted August 23, 2020, 5:00 pm (UTC)

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Margaret Mead

There are many ways that society reinforces gender-linked expectations of behavior, including the expectation of women to be more docile or "ladylike" than men, less ambitious career-wise, and more...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2020, 4:42 pm (UTC)

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Margaret Mead

In Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies, Margaret Mead uses three anthropological studies of tribes in Papua, New Guinea to make the case that gender differences are conditioned rather...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2020, 5:03 am (UTC)

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Margaret Mead

Mead is part of a long line of researchers in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries who challenged traditional ideas that gender traits are biological and inborn, stating instead that they are...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2020, 12:26 pm (UTC)

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Margaret Mead

The basis of Margaret Mead's study is that the behavior expected from men and women depends on society and social conditioning rather than on any innate characteristics. Two of the character traits...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2020, 3:25 pm (UTC)

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Margaret Mead

This is a phrase that a quick google search revealed to be applied to a woman called Margaret Mead, who was an anthropologist and wrote a very important book called Coming of Age in Samoa. This...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2012, 1:54 pm (UTC)

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Margaret Mead

In her lifelong research as a cultural anthropologist and social scientist, Margaret Mead completed several expeditions to Samoa and New Guinea—places that were radically different from her own...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2020, 3:14 pm (UTC)

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The first question of the two is subjective and personal. My temperament traits are decisive, calm, logical, and assertive. I do not believe they are linked to my gender expression of being female,...

Latest answer posted August 29, 2020, 3:55 pm (UTC)

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