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Science  28 May 2010:
Vol. 328, Issue 5982, pp. 1108
DOI: 10.1126/science.1189202

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The Trashing of Margaret Mead Anatomy of an Anthropological Controversy by Paul Shankman University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, 2009. 320 pp. Paper, $29.95. ISBN 9780299234546. e-book, $9.99. ISBN 9780299234539. Studies in American Culture and Thought.

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Shankman evaluates both the scientific issues and media coverage of the controversy generated by Derek Freeman's claims against Margaret Mead and her work in Samoa.