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Culture and Commitment
Garden City, Natural History Press/Doubleday, 1970. The uncorrected proof copy of the anthropologist's study of the generation gap, fifty years ago. Mead warns that as the rate of social and technological change increases to the point where children know their lives will not resemble their parents' lives, parents can no longer serve as role models for children; and as the rate of change increases further, parents will need to learn from their children. This text came from lectures by Mead at New York's Museum of Natural History. Sporadic underlinings by a reader or reviewer. Bound galleys, printed on rectos only. About very good in wrappers. Scarce, early format of a major book by one of the foremost anthropologists and thinkers of her time. [#034641] $250

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