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PRIMITIVE HERITAGE by Margaret Mead Kirkus Star


An Anthropological Anthology

by Margaret Mead

Pub Date: Nov. 13th, 1953
Publisher: Random House

This anthropological anthology, drawing from the wonderful and strange, horrifying and beautiful aspects of our primitive heritage, will delight armchair followers of an exciting study. The writers included range from historian of antiquity, Herodotus, from contemporary authors such as Gide, to distinguished anthropologists such as Malinowski, Benedict, and Mead. A large portion of the book is given to first hand accounts. The subject matter runs from anthropology in antiquity through theoretical approaches to accounts of scene, children, puberty, marriage, art, thought, sport, the daily round, ceremonies and feasts, religious experiences and death.