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Understanding the “Complex Good” rather than the “Narrowly Pathological”

  • Fri, May 30 2008
    • Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

It is thrilling to be receiving this fellowship honoring the wonderful work of Margaret Mead, whose pioneering scholarship crossed theoretical, disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries, whose writing spoke to broad and diverse audiences beyond the Academy, and who blended the roles of scholar and activist with a passion and a determination that left her singular imprint on the world. As a graduate student, I remember being immediately drawn to Mead’s writings, to the largeness of her mind, to her curiosity about things big and small, to her clarity of voice, to her determination to make a difference, and to her…

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