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Margaret Mead


Nicknamed Mother to the World, Margaret Mead was an icon of cultural anthropology who laid an academic foundation for the sexual revolution and second wave feminism. Cristen and Caroline explore Margaret Mead's fascinating backstory, love life and intellectual legacy.

Episode sources:

"Faces of Feminism: An Activist's Reflections on the Women's Movement." http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/t/tobias-feminisim.html

"Legendary Anthropologist Margaret Mead on the Fluidity of Human Sexuality in 1933." http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/02/06/margaret-mead-homosexuality/

"Margaret Mead Is Dead of Cancer at 76." http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/1216.html

"Margaret Mead: Human Nature and the Power of Culture." http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/mead/index.html

"Margaret Mead's bashers owe her an apology." http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/margaret-meads-bashers-owe-her-an-apology/

"Margaret Mead's Legacy: Continuing Conversations." http://bcrw.barnard.edu/publications/margaret-meads-legacy-continuing-conversations/

Margaret Mead: The Making of an American Icon. https://books.google.com/books?id=20cZMZV0tI0C&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

"Sex, Lies, and Separating Science From Ideology." http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/02/sex-lies-and-separating-science-from-ideology/273169/

Topics in this Podcast: anthropology, women's history, stem women