Margaret Mead Created Her Fame By Writing for General Public, Not Scholars
Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter
AUGUST 19, 2017
Because she chose that disruptive step in publishing her findings about adolescent girls in Samoa, she became famous. In addition, after the publication of her book Coming of Age in Samoa, Mead took on the role of social commentator. Those were the days of rigid boundaries. It was the late 1920s. Either you were pursuing scholarship in academia or you were one of those writers for the masses. Anthropologist Margaret Mead blurred those boundaries.