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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.

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