Harper Academic

Letters from the Field, 1925-1975

by Margaret Mead

On Sale: 10/23/2001

Price: $15.99

Letters from the Field, 1925-1975

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Letters from the Field, 1925-1975

by Margaret Mead

On Sale: 10/23/2001

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Price: $15.99

About the Book

Beginning in 1925, when at twenty-three she embarked on her first field work in Samoa, Mead sent family and friends these letters from the field “to make a little more real for them” the exotic worlds that absorbed her.

In this complement to her bestselling memoir Blackberry Winter, Mead has assembled selected letters she wrote from Samoa in 1925-26; from Peré Village, Manus, in the Admiralty Islands, in 1928-29; from the Arapesh, Mundugumor, and Tchambuli, New Guinea, in 1932-33; from Bali and the Iatmul, New Guinea, in 1936-39; from Manus again in 1953; and during brief visits in the sixties and seventies to Manus, several new Guinea sites, and Montserrat in the West Indies.

Enhanced by more than 100 photographs, these intelligent, vivid, frequently funny and sometimes poetic letters help us share with Mead “the unique, but also cumulative, experience of immersing oneself in the on-going life of another people, . . .attempting to understand mentally and physically this other version of reality.”

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060958046
  • ISBN 10: 0060958049
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 10/23/2001
  • Trimsize: 5.300 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.900 in (d)
  • Pages: 416
  • List Price: $15.99
  • BISAC1 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
  • BISAC2 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
  • BISAC3 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / Customs & Traditions