Culture and Commitment: A Study of the Generation Gap. Margaret Mead.
Culture and Commitment: A Study of the Generation Gap
Culture and Commitment: A Study of the Generation Gap
Culture and Commitment: A Study of the Generation Gap
Culture and Commitment: A Study of the Generation Gap
Culture and Commitment: A Study of the Generation Gap

Culture and Commitment: A Study of the Generation Gap

Garden City, NY: Natural History Press/ Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. "In 1968 a fifteen-year old boy wrote: "There is a mass confusion in the minds of my generation in trying to find a solution for ourselves and the world around us. We see the world as a huge rumble as it swiftly goes by with wars, poverty, prejudice, and the lack of understanding among people and nations. Then we stop and think: there must be a better way and we have to find it." He was expressing the thoughts of articulate youth the world over who comprise the post-World War II generation. Heirs to a legacy of war, prejudice, and economic and political injustice, their task is to rebuild a society convulsed by its sudden burst into the electronic age. Today, because the whole world is caught in the same electronically produced, intercommunicating network, youth have an experience that their elders never had...From her knowledge of societies throughout the world, Margaret Mead explains how this lonely generation differs from those in the past and why an unprecedented generation gap must be acknowledged by old and young alike before communication can begin." (from front & rear flaps) The great American cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead (1901-1978) weighs in on the 1960s youth-vs.-contemporary-society phenomenon in this volume, which "...originated from the Man and Nature lectures delivered by (Mead) at The American Museum of Natural History (NYC) in March 1969 in conjunction with the Museum's centennial celebration." (copyright page) Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, "The American Museum of Natural History Special Members' Edition" (front cover) co-published by the Museum's & Doubleday imprints. Wide in its scope & prescient, Mead's ideas & conclusions based on her observation of 50,000 years of human & societal behaviors are at least as relevant & insightful today as ever. A very significant & rewarding collectible classic in the prolific Mead oeuvre. Book in fine condition with moderate, faint spotting to blank black cloth back cover; very slight wear & tiny areas of fading at edges & corners of covers & spine; moderate browning & spotting to upper edge of text block; very light browning at side & lower edges of same, the former untrimmed as issued. Interior very fine with only miniscule bumps at corners of some page leaves; otherwise substantially mint. Dust jacket fine with mild rubbing & faint creasing to front, back covers, spine & flaps; a bit of wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of same; light spot-stain & surrounding tiny spots at blank upper left margin/ corner, edge of rear flap; one tiny closed tear at lower edge of same near lower left corner. Fine / Fine. [Item #4538]

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