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Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead popularized social anthropology and was a student of Ruth Benedict. She argued mainly that the personality patterns are more influenced and shaped by culture rather than biological make-up. She is a pioneer of critical study of gender in terms of sex and temperament in Three Primitive Societies.

Important Books:

  • Coming of age in Samoa
  • Growing up in New Guinea
  • Growth and Culture
  • New lives for old: A study in culture transformation