Margaret Mead writes 2 Letters on Dylan Thomas
TLS : Typed Letter SignedMargaret Mead, an American social scientist, used her studies of non-Western native cultures to disrupt modern gender stereotypes and advise social change in how boys and girls are educated about their bodies and identities. . Two Typed Letters from Mead, responding to a correspondent about her experiences and knowledge of Dylan Thomas. The first is a Typed Letter Secretarially Signed (''Drafted by Dr. Mead, Signed in her absence'') dated March 7, 1963 on the stationery of The American Museum of Natural History; the second is a Typed Letter Signed (''Margaret Mead'') dated August 13, 1963. Mead mentions a meeting she had with Thomas at a party given by the New American Library. Both are folded as mailed, else fine, with original envelopes.
Scientific principles for observing the natural world were also used by social scientists to form theories about living human communities and their function. Beginning as a curator of ethnology for the American Museum of Natural History, Mead made her greatest contributions to science when she departed the museum to research in the field. Focusing her research on cultural practices of child rearing, Mead ultimately argued for ridding Western culture of gender hierarchies that shaped children from their births through their adult lives, causing harm to all individuals' but especially to girls' personal, sexual, and economic wellbeing.For her groundbreaking work, Mead was admitted to the American Academy of Social Sciences board of directors as well as being elected to the New York Academy of Sciences; and she was a key advisor to the United Nations forum on human settlements.
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