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    And Keep Your Powder Dry: An Anthropologist Looks at America (MARGARET MEAD: THE STUDY OF CONTEMPORARY WESTERN CULTURES) (Hardback) By (author) Margaret Mead, Introduction by Herve Varenne

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    And Keep Your Powder Dry
    An Anthropologist Looks at America
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Margaret Mead, Introduction by Herve Varenne
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    ISBN 13: 9781571812179
    ISBN 10: 1571812172

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
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    BIC subject category V2: JHM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
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    B&T General Subject: 430
    B&T Approval Code: A14500000
    DC22: 305.8/00973
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002010
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJP
    DC21: 301.0973
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    LC classification: E169.1 .M5 2000
    Thema V1.0: JHM
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MPQ
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    Berghahn Books, Incorporated
    Imprint name
    Berghahn Books, Incorporated
    Publication date
    01 August 2000
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    Review text
    A sharp, discerning and quite fascinating study of the character structure of America, what we are ourselves, what made us this way and what we have which will enable us to win the war and form the postwar world. I know of no other book which does quite this, and as she rightly says, an anthropologist has a very different way of looking at people and problems. First, an analysis of our psychological equipment, the role of parents, of class distinction, the dominating success motive, education, youth, our brand of aggressiveness. Secondly, a reconciliation of the American and war; our weaknesses, our too great dependence on authority, the need for control - but a limited one; our assets, our flexibility, our practical skill, all valuable factors in the setting of tomorrow's world, a world which will assimilate the virtues of many cultures. She writes extremely well, making something which sounds abstract, theoretical, limited,of immediacy and interest to all. (Kirkus Reviews)