New Lives for Old Cultural Transformation - Manus, 1928-1953

By: Mead, Margaret

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Good to Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 8vo. Foxing to e/p's. Pages browning. Green cloth bound boards with gilt titling to spine which is fading. Corners and head/tail of spine bumped. 548 pp. Illustrated in black and white. Notes to plates. Index. 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 relevant today 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 valuable model for today's developing societies.; 000165; 8vo 8" - 9" tall

Title: New Lives for Old Cultural Transformation - Manus, 1928-1953

Author Name: Mead, Margaret

Categories: Social Science, Anthropology. Genealogy, History & Politics. Churchill, Foreign Travel. Exploration,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Victor Gollanz: 1956

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 000165

Keywords: MEAD MARGARET CULTURE ANTHROPOLOGY MANUS Papua New Guinea 1928 - 1953 JO; New Lives For Old Cultural Transformation - Manus, 1928-1953; Margaret Mead;