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On Creating a Usable CultureMargaret Mead and the Emergence of American Cosmopolitanism$
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Maureen A. Molloy

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780824831165

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824831165.001.0001

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“Maladjustment of a Worse Order”

“Maladjustment of a Worse Order”

Temperament, Psychosexual Misidentification, and the Refuge of Private Life

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(p.107) 6 “Maladjustment of a Worse Order”
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On Creating a Usable Culture
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Maureen A. Molloy

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824831165.003.0006

This chapter focuses on Mead's Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies (1935). This book describes the gender roles of three societies, which provide the most striking contrasts for America. Its true focus, however, is on the “deviant” within each culture—the person whose innate temperament set him at odds with the cultural expectations of his society. It is a story of how culture perverts the potential of individuals. Moreover, it is a tale of individual survival against cultural and social odds. Ultimately, it is a message of endurance in the face of adversity, and its call for ongoing cultural change to foster individual potential was a message of the times.

Keywords:   gender roles, cultural expectations, social expectations, cultural change

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