Margaret Mead : A Popular American Writer, Cultural, And Visual Anthropologist

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Margaret Mead was a popular American writer, cultural, and visual anthropologist. Throughout her career, Margaret Mead has also conducted over twenty field trips (Yans-McLaughlin 2000). In addition, Mead’s fieldwork focused on the development and growth of adolescents. The reason why I chose Margaret Mead is because of the tremendous contributions that she has made to the field of anthropology and the public. In addition, I find it very astounding that Mead “offers a resolution of the old apparent conflict between science and humanities through the development of a human science capable of justifying within science both quantitative and qualitative knowledge” (Ruby 2000, 165). Therefore, this provides a significant point of why one should combine the studies of both science and humanities no matter what one’s career choice may be. As a prospective civil rights attorney, I was never encouraged to take a humanities course, because I have always been told that it is best to have some scientific background on your transcript. Indeed, I was able to break that by taking Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, and Women’s Studies classes on my own. From there on, I was able to develop a better understanding of human behavior, growth, and development, which happens to be similar to Margaret Mead. Mead has not only set a platform for prospective anthropologists, but for other scholars from different areas of study and that is the main reason why I chose her. Some of Mead’s work…

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