Tuesday, January 31, 2012

"I believe" thoughts of Margaret Mead

What do anthropologists believe?

I don't know if we all believe the same things especially when it comes to details. But, I think this recording of a 1951 statement on NPR's This I believe by Margaret Mead encapsulates the essence of the optimism that makes anthropology so appealing to many of us. The recording, "Our Awareness controls our destiny," was rebroadcast on NPR's Weekend Edition on Saturday back in February 8, 2009. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for this on Margaret Mead. it brings back so many memories. I studied under her in the early '50's while in college in NYC.
Dr. M. Jesmain