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Coming of Age in Samoa (Perennial Classics)

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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 journey to American Samoa, taken where she was just twenty-three, where she did her first fieldwork.  Here, for the first time, she presented to the public the idea that the individual experience of developmental stages could be shaped by cultural demands and expectations.  Adolescence, she wrote, might be more or less stormy, and sexual development more or less problematic in different cultures.  The "civilized" world, she taught us had much to learn from the "primitive."  Now this groundbreaking, beautifully written work as been reissued for the centennial of her birth, featuring introductions by Mary Pipher and by Mead's daughter, Mary Catherine Bateson.

Book News Annotation:

<:st> Reprint of Mead's classic, which is cited in
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Margaret Mead (1901-1978) 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 associations. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom following her death in 1978.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780688050337
Subtitle:
A Psychological Study of Primitive Youth for Western Civilisation
Author:
Mead, Margaret
Author:
by Margaret Mead
Publisher:
William Morrow Paperbacks
Location:
New York
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Adolescence
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Samoan islands
Subject:
Samoans.
Subject:
Women, Samoan
Subject:
Adolescence - General
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Life Stages - Adolescence
Subject:
Samoans -- Psychology.
Subject:
General Family & Relationships
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Perennial Classics
Series Volume:
IMS-14
Publication Date:
20010220
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.89 in 14.16 oz

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