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Mead - Chapter 03

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Buy and Download Description In this lecture Mead proclaims a theme that will undergird much of her subsequent career as a public anthropologist, namely that sociocultural life in the U.S. had become so complex, and sociocultural change so rapid, that people were being called upon to handle their lives in numerous new ways for which their personal enculturation had not prepared them. People were being forced to deal with problems so new to them, that the culturally transmitted standards and guidelines they had learned as children and adolescents — from their parents, grandparents, and other early role models—were often useless or worse. Parents were being forced to raise children in unfamiliar ways, and their children were emerging as persons very different from what the parents had been like at a similar age. In this lecture Mead proclaims a theme that will undergird much of her subsequent career as a public anthropologist, namely that sociocultural life in the U.S. had become so complex, and sociocultural change so rapid, that people were being called
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