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Mead"s Coming of age in Samoa, a dissenting view

Goodman, Richard A.

Mead"s Coming of age in Samoa, a dissenting view

by Goodman, Richard A.

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Published by Pipperine Press in Oakland, Calif .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Samoan Islands,
  • Samoan Islands.
    • Subjects:
    • Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978.,
    • Samoans -- Psychology.,
    • Girls -- Samoan Islands.,
    • Children -- Samoan Islands.,
    • Women, Samoan -- Social life and customs.,
    • Adolescence.,
    • Samoan Islands -- Social life and customs.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 95-96.

      Statementby Richard A. Goodman.
      ContributionsMead, Margaret, 1901-1978.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDU813.M43 G66 1983
      The Physical Object
      Pagination96 p. ;
      Number of Pages96
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3218183M
      LC Control Number83127308

      Margaret Mead and Samoa: Coming ofAge in Fact and Fiction Derek Freeman's critique of Margaret Mead's Coming of Age in Samoa has prompted one of the most heated debates in recent anthropological memory. Yet even Mead's defenders have generally accepted the view that she saw Samoa as a romantic paradise. Here I. Because Mead had a rich and sophisticated view of the multiple factors that shape human beings, her work has a relevance and resonance with issues of today. Coming of Age in Samoa influenced the nature vs. nurture debate that raged in the .

      Introduction to Coming of Age in Samoa (). Culture and Personality. Learn with flashcards, games, and more — for free. Excerpt from Term Paper: Margaret Mead and Coming of Age in Samoa Different aspects of culture define people over a period of time. It is only human nature that we see differences in culture and ourselves when thrown into a melting pot, a mix of multi-cultures in which we live can only imagine what it must have been like for Margaret Mead as she traveled .

      , Coming of age in Samoa: a study of adolescence and sex in primitive societies / by Margaret Mead Penguin Harmondsworth, England Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Coming of age in Samoa; a psychological study of primitive youth for western civilisation by Margaret Mead, , W. Morrow & Company edition, in EnglishCited by:


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Mead"s Coming of age in Samoa, a dissenting view by Goodman, Richard A. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Margaret Mead () began her remarkable career when she visited Samoa at the age of twenty-three, which led to her first book, Coming of Age in Samoa.

She went on to become one of the most influential women of our time, publishing some forty works and serving as Curator of Ethnology at the American Museum of Natural History as well as president of major scientific Cited by: Coming of Age in Samoa, Margaret Mead's psychological study of youth in a primitive society, is today recognized as a scientific classic.

However, when first published, as Dr. Mead points out in her preface to this Morrow Quill edition, it was "the first piece of work by a serious professional anthropologist written for the educated layman in which all the paraphernalia of scholarship /5(17).

Coming of age in Samoa is an important book for two reasons: a) In a world dominated by men, Margaret Mead was an anthropologist studying women and b) her study was primarily about women in Samoa - their life cycle, nurturing and impact of foreign culture i.e., missionaries on these women.

The book make an interesting study of a culture that's /5. Her book Coming of Age in Samoa published in based on her studies of adolescent behavior in a Polynesian society became a best-seller and brought its author to the forefront of American anthropology, where she would remain for half a Meads Coming of age in Samoa.

Gordon D. Gibson () Curator, Dept. Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution Verified email at She wrote in the preface of the edition of Coming of Age in Samoa, ‘when this book was written, the very idea of culture was new to the literate world.

The idea that our every thought and movement was a product not of race, not of instinct, but derived from the society within which an individual was reared, was new and unfamiliar. Coming of Age in Somoa Margaret Mead’s “Coming of Age in Samoa”, which was actually her doctoral dissertation, was compiled in a period of six months starting in Through it, people were given a look at a society not affected by the problems of 20th century industrial America.

She illustrated a picture of a society where love was available for the asking and crime was. This paper presents an analysis of the Mead/Freeman controversy with a focus on Mead's claim that “coming of age” in s Samoa was accomplished with relative ease. It is concluded that, while Mead appears to have engaged in some inappropriate generalizations to the rest of Samoa from the small island of Ta'u, Freeman's counterevidence to support his Cited by: 6.

On the surface, the book - to be published in April by Harvard University Press - is a critical analysis of Miss Mead's ''Coming of Age in Samoa,'' the best-selling work of anthropology, which on.

Rarely do science and literature come together in the same book. When they do -- as in Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, for example -- they become classics, quoted and studied by scholars and the general public alike.

Margaret Mead accomplished this remarkable feat not once but several times, beginning with Coming of Age in Samoa. It details her historic. Coming of Age focuses primarily on the period of Mead’s educational life in the social and cultural ferment of the s, leading up to her fieldwork in Samoa.

The characterization of Mead and. Coming of age in Samoa; a psychological study of primitive youth for western civilisation by Mead, Margaret, Publication date Topics Girls, Children -- Samoan Islands, Women -- Samoan Islands, Adolescence, Samoan Islands -- Social life and customs Publisher New York: W.

Morrow & CompanyPages: Other articles where Coming of Age in Samoa is discussed: Margaret Mead: first of her 23 books, Coming of Age in Samoa (; new ed., ), a perennial best seller and a characteristic example of her reliance on observation rather than statistics for data.

The book clearly indicates her belief in cultural determinism, a position that caused some later 20th. Annotation.

InMartha Mead published Coming of Age in Samoa, an anthropological work based on field work she had conducted on female adolescents in Mead's book that became a best seller and unleashed a storm of controversy, she argued that it was cultural factors rather than biological forces that caused adolescents to experience emotional and.

Full text of "Coming of age in Samoa; a psychological study of primitive youth for western civilisation" See other formats. Margaret Mead has 83 books on Goodreads with ratings. Margaret Mead’s most popular book is Coming of Age in Samoa: A Psychological Study of Primiti.

COMING OF AGE IN SAMOA TURISM installation in which all members of the community participate. Taupou were to be found in every village in which there were titular chiefs of rank, and their traditional titles were known and respected throughout Samoa.

Mead had taken with her to Leone a list of 25 typewritten ‘Questions to ask Mrs. Wilson’.File Size: KB. The Coming of Age in Ethnography InAmerican anthropologist Margaret Mead wrote her groundbreaking doctoral dissertation, Coming of Age in Samoa.

Mead, then a student of Frank Boas the Father of American Anthropology and Ruth Benedict, was schooled in the concept of cultural determ. Some background: In her popular book, Coming of Age in Samoa, Mead presented Samoan culture as a social system that, without much fuss, allowed many adolescents to fool around before : Alice Dreger.

ence in American intellectual life for half a century, beginning with her Coming of Age in Samoa (), from which the selection that follows is taken.

Mead's study of adolescent girls in Samoa was offered frankly as a means of fostering a critical perspective on the growing-up experiences of young people in Mead's own society. In our excerpt File Size: 2MB. John Derek Freeman (15 August – 6 July ) was a New Zealand anthropologist known for his criticism of Margaret Mead's work on Samoan society, as described in her ethnography Coming of Age in attack "ignited controversy of a scale, visibility, and ferocity never before seen in anthropology." Freeman initially became interested in Boasian Born: 15 AugustWellington, New Zealand.Coming of Age in Samoa popularized the idea of culture.

In it, Mead pointed out that if it were possible to find one society where adolescence did not throw teenagers into a state of crisis, then something other than biology, namely, cultural patterning of behavior, contributes to the course of human development” (ANB).

Coming of Age in Samoa () launched Mead's career as an anthropologist, which was reaffirmed with the publication of New Guinea. In both volumes she theorizes that culture is a leading influence on psychosexual development.

She also surmises that the so-called civilized world could learn a lot from so-called : Ishi Press.