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Coming Of Age In Samoa: A Psychological Study of Primitive Youth for Western Civilisation

Author: Margaret Mead. Mary Pipher, intro.

Coming Of Age In Samoa: A Psychological Study of Primitive Youth for Western Civilisation

Author: Margaret Mead. Mary Pipher, intro.

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Item #: D33394
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Publication Date: 2001
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780688050337
At the age of 23, anthropologist Margaret Mead (1901-78) traveled to American Samoa, where she undertook a unprecedented study of how adults relate to children, and how the relations between the sexes develop. As this revolutionary text demonstrates, her keen observations contain many ideas that are still powerful today—that sexuality is culturally-sha... More
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At the age of 23, anthropologist Margaret Mead (1901-78) traveled to American Samoa, where she undertook a unprecedented study of how adults relate to children, and how the relations between the sexes develop. As this revolutionary text demonstrates, her keen observations contain many ideas that are still powerful today—that sexuality is culturally-shaped, that adolescence need not be stressful, and that the lives of girls are worthy of attention and respect.


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