The Trashing of Margaret Mead: Anatomy of an Anthropological Controversy

@article{Dreger2011TheTO,
  title={The Trashing of Margaret Mead: Anatomy of an Anthropological Controversy},
  author={A. Dreger},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  year={2011},
  volume={40},
  pages={1341-1343}
}
  • A. Dreger
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior
Shankman’s masterful account of anthropologist Derek Freeman’s‘‘trashing ofMargaretMead’’amounts to everything you really want in a history of an alleged scientific controversy: it is scholarly, readable, interdisciplinary, thorough, and juicy. Shankman, a professor of anthropology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, proves in this work what I always tell students inmy graduate history ofmedicine course: you don’t need to be trained as an historian to do good history; you just have to be… Expand
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