Ishi Press

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

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ISBN: 9780688050337
Publisher: Ishi Press
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Publication Date: 2001-02-20
Number of pages: 256
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Considered shocking when it was first published in 1928, Coming of Age in Samoa became the first book in the field of anthropology to capture the imagination of the general public. And for the ingenious young author, Margaret Mead, it marked the beginning of her long career as one of the most innovative thinkers – and remarkable women – of our time. For her landmark study the 23-year-old Dr. Mead had set out to determine whether the stress experienced by most children is a “natural” result of growing up. She traveled alone to the then unspoiled island of Samoa, living among the youth to compare their culture to our own. To truly understand a different culture she would remind us, every word, grunt, stomach ache, change of apparel, snatch of song is …. relevant.

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