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Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict

The Kinship of Women

Hilary Lapsley (author)

ISBN: 9781558492950

Publication Date: Jun 2001

Format: Paperback

A portrait of the relationship between two major figures in the history of anthropology. It traces the career of Margaret Mead as she popularizes ethnographies with her commentary on the people and cultures of the South Pacific and that of Ruth Benedict as she fights the misogyny of academia.
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A revealing portrait of the relationship between two major figures in the history of anthropology. The account traces the career of Margaret Mead as she popularizes ethnographies with her commentary on the people and cultures of the South Pacific and that of Ruth Benedict as she fights the misogyny of academia. It seeks to approach Mead and Benedict from a new perspective, one informed by women's studies, feminist psychology, and lesbian studies. The work is also about the "kinship of women" - its loyalties, its commitments, and the courage required to sustain it.
Illustrations 16 illustrations
Pages 368
Date Published 30 Jun 2001
Publisher University of Massachusetts Press
Subject/s Anthropology   Gender studies: women   Biography & True Stories   Lesbian studies  
HILARY LAPSLEY is a psychologist and writer who until recently taught women's studies at the University of Waikato, New Zealand.

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