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Margaret Mead

1901- 1978


Her fieldwork in Samoa and New Guinea led to Margaret Mead's achieving both an enduring reputation of one of the century's most important anthropologists and near-celebrity status.

While her methods were sometimes criticized, Mead's approach is considered to have revolutionized the field of cross-cultural analysis.

A prolific author, Mead's written work includes Coming of Age in Samoa (1928), Growing Up in New Guinea (1930), and Male and Female (1949).