Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Qty:1
  • List Price: $16.99
  • Save: $1.51 (9%)
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Male and Female has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Shows signs of typical ownership; clean, unmarked page block; some obvious, but superficial wear to cover and extremities.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Male and Female Paperback – May 22, 2001

4.3 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

See all 40 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$15.48
$5.73 $0.14
Audio, Cassette
"Please retry"
$7.94
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"
$8.00

Up to 50% off select Non-Fiction books
Featured titles are up to 50% off for a limited time. See all titles
$15.48 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Male and Female
  • +
  • Coming of Age in Samoa: A Psychological Study of Primitive Youth for Western Civilisation (Perennial Classics)
Total price: $28.82
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Margaret Mead (1901-1978) began her remarkable career when she visited Samoa at the age of twenty-three, which led to her first book, Coming of Age in Samoa. She went on to become one of the most influential women of our time, publishing some forty works and serving as Curator of Ethnology at the American Museum of Natural History as well as president of major scientific associations. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom following her death in 1978.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial; 1 edition (May 22, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060934964
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060934965
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 1.1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #928,678 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By W. VASSAR on April 9, 2016
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
In this book, Mead redeemed her reputation as an objective anthropologist. Her previous observations--Coming of Age in Samoa--were cast in doubt when Derek Freeman's research showed that she had allowed herself to be bamboozled by a teenage girl. (Hey, she was not alone. It was well known that anthropologists often wrote their observations while boozing at the trading post. It beat sweating and slapping bugs.) In this book, which was missing from my collection, Mead gives her conclusions based not only on her observations but those of others in her field. Since it destroys the image the media created from her earlier works, Betty Friedan denigrates Male & Female. Mead, like Friedan, subscribed to Rolethink, but in this book, she rose above her bias. Enjoy.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
From the late Dr. Margaret Mead. Gender issues explored. A much deeper exploration of sex-determined
differences than the currently popular "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus." I spent an afternoon with
Margaret Mead in the Seventies while filming an interview for a documentary film, and she certainly was the firey
feminist. When there were delays, she became very angry and suggested that if women were running the show,
there would be fewer problems. But when it came time for the cameras to roll, she turned in a very professional
performance. Like the points made in this book, she addressed the issues directly and forcefully.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
What we have to remember about the anthropology books from the 1950s is that most of the information is objective based off of the anthropologist lives. So yes, Mead is very detailed and slightly biased because she has her own personal (western) views. However, this book is a link from gender-essentialism to modern views of how we see the male and female sexes as they exist today.

Long and detailed read- Yes

Great understanding of Male and Female Sexes- Not updated but good overall.

Subjective/Objective ratio- great for her time, sightly different now. (Read with an objective mindset and consider when this was published)

Margaret Mead- Must Know person when dealing with gender and anthropology.
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I wish more people read Dr. Mead. Although she can tend to be a strong feminist, in this particular work she delves into gender differences in such a way that provokes thought and discussion.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Male and Female
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Male and Female