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Mead - Chapter 15

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Buy and Download Description Mead and Métraux wrote this article for the lay public in the days shortly before Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. The article is an interesting expression of anthropological insight. It is also an expression of Mead's typical enthusiasm for the American national future that, to some scholars, must have seemed tinctured in a romantic cultural boosterism.
Her enthusiasm is, however, not just about what a moon landing would do for America, but also for what it would do for all of humanity. Here she cites the need to overcome "future shock," and compares it with the need to overcome "culture shock." These two terms have a broad similarity to two key terms used in this book, namely tempocentrism and ethnocentrism.1 Mead believes that these two shocks must be transcended, for the good of the entire human species. As she sees it, "this new exploration — this work at the edge of human knowledge — is what will keep us human. It will keep us from turning backward toward ways of thinking and acting that have separated men from their full humanity." Mead and Métraux wrote this article for the lay public in the days shortly before Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. The article is an interesting expression of anthropological insight. It is also an expression of Mead's typical enthusiasm
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