Skip to content
Login · Help

New Lives for Old: Cultural Transformation-Manus, 1928-53

New Lives for Old: Cultural Transformation-Manus, 1928-53

Loading…

Free shipping on all U.S. orders over $10!
Overview

When Margaret Mead first studied the Manus Islanders of New Guinea in 1928, they were living with a Stone Age technology. Economically vulnerable and burdened by a complex moral code, the Manus seemed ill-equipped to handle the massive impact that World War II had on their secluded world. But a unique set of circumstances allowed the Manus to adapt swiftly to the twentieth century, and their experience led Mead to develop a revolutionary theory of cultural transformation, one that favors rapid, over piecemeal, change. As relevanttoday as it was a half-century ago, New Lives for Old is an optimistic examination of one society that chose to change, offering hope and a valuablemodel for today's developing societies.This edition, prepared for the centennial of Mead's birth, features introductions by Stewart Brand and Mead's daughter, Mary Catherine Bateson.

Customer Reviews

Average Rating
0 rating

0.0

Share your thoughts on New Lives for Old: Cultural Transformation-Manus, 1928-53.

Write a review

Edition Details

ISBN:0060958065
ISBN13:9780060958060
Language:English
Publisher:Harper Perennial
Lowest Price:$3.59
Copyright © 2016 Thriftbooks.com Terms of Use | Privacy Policy GoDaddy Verified and Secured