Anthropologist Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901 – November 15, 1978) analyzes America's values and norms governing marriage. Mead first discusses marriage customs in New Guinea, where she has performed extensive anthropological research. She then talks about the role of the family in America after WWII, and examines the evolution of courtship patterns, religious affiliations and social organization pertaining to American marriages throughout history. Recorded at Stanford University by KZSU, 22 May 1960.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.