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Coming of Age in Samoa

By: Mead, Margaret

Price: $1.99

Publisher: New York, Museum of Natural History: 1973

Seller ID: 030371

Condition: Good


spine creasing, edge wear; 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, ... View more info