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Parsons, Elsie Worthington Clews, 1874-1941

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    • us: Clews, Elsie Worthington, 1874-1941
    • us: Parsons, Elsie Clews, 1874-1941
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    • found: Jarde, G. The laws of imitation, 1903
    • found: American Indian life, 1983, c1922:CIP t.p. (Elsie Clews Parsons)
    • found: Elsie Clews Parsons, 1997:CIP p. [1] ("born on Friday, November 27, 1874" per her mother's family Bible, cited in a letter written to her by her husband on her 50th birthday)
    • found: A woman's quest for science, [c1985]:p. 27 (b. Nov. 27, 1874; "Though all reference works published during her lifetime and subsequently have given her year of birth as 1875, Elsie had her husband check the family Bible and confirm 1874 as the correct date")
    • found: Encyc. brit., c1983(Parsons, Elsie Worthington Clews, 1875-1941)
    • found: WWW in Amer., v. 2 (1943-50):(Parsons, Elsie Clews (Mrs. Herbert Parsons), b. 1875; d. Dec. 19, 1941)
    • found: The family, 1912:title page (Elsie Clews Parsons, Ph.D.; Hartley House Fellow and Lecturer in Sociology, Barnard College, 1899-1905)
    • found: Britannica Academic Edition WWW site, viewed Aug. 6, 2013:article page (Elsie Clews Parsons, née Elsie Worthington Clews; born November 27, 1875, New York, New York; died December 19, 1941, New York City; American sociologist and anthropologist; graduated from Barnard College, 1896; M.A. Sociology, 1899 and Ph.D. in Sociology from Columbia University; from 1902-1905 she was a lecturer in sociology at Barnard College; moved to Washington, D.C. in 1905; her first book, The Family was published in 1906; it generated some notoriety; to avoid further embarrassment to her husband Parsons used the pseudonym "John Main" for her next two books, Religious Chastity (1913) and The Old Fashioned Woman (1913); her other books from that time, Fear And Conventionality (1914), Social Freedom (1915), and Social Rule (1916) appeared under her own name; from 1915 on she embarked on a 25 year career of field research and writing that established her as a leading authority on the Pueblo and other tribes in North America, Mexico and South America; she studied the Indians of the Great Plains, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, and the Caribbean; she also published works on West Indian and African American folklore)
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