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

New Lives for Old: Cultural Transformation--Manus, 1928-1953
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ISBN: 0060958065
Release Date: October, 2001
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Description: 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.
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0060958065
ISBN-13: 9780060958060
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Length: 608 Pages
Weight: 0.94 lbs.
Dimensions: 1.5 x 5.3 x 8.0 in.
Language: English
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