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New Lives for Old

New Lives for Old

By Margaret Mead

Morrow, 1956, 548 pp.

A leading ethnologist who studied the Manus Islanders in 1928-29 now describes, on the basis of a new visit in 1953, the enormous and fantastically rapid transformations that have taken place in this quarter-century. Of great interest as an example of a primitive society's capacity to adapt itself to the accelerated change of the world today.