Topic: Perspective of Time
From The Margaret Mead Symposium: Whither the United States in the World?
Commemorating the centennial of the birth of Margaret Mead.
December 2 & 3, 2001
Sponsors: Library of Congress and The Smithsonian Institution
Perspective of Time
Speaker: Mary Catherine Bateson
Institute for Intercultural Studies, President
As anthropologists have ignored research in contemporary cultures, historians are realizing the importance of studying the texture of every day life in historical periods, in order to understand contemporary events.