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Coming of age in Samoa : a psychological study of primitive youth for Western civilization / by Margaret Mead ; foreword by Franz Boas.


New York : Morrow, 1961.
ISBN 9780688309749, 0688309747

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Subjects Adolescence.
Children -- Samoan Islands.
Children.
Girls -- Samoan Islands.
Girls.
Manners and customs.
Samoan Islands -- Social life and customs.
Samoan Islands.
Samoans -- Psychology.
Women -- Samoan Islands.
Women, Samoan -- Social life and customs.
Series Apollo editions ; A-30.
Description 304 pages ; 20 cm.
Copyright Date 1961.
Notes Includes index.
Summary The classic anthropological study describes what it was like in the 1920s for girls growing up in the culture of the Samoan Islands, offering provocative insights into such topics as childhood, gender roles, and culture.
Contents Introduction -- A day in Samoa -- The education of the Samoan child -- The Samoan household -- The girl and her age group -- The girl in the community -- Formal sex relations -- The rò‚le of the dance -- The attitude towards personality -- The experience and individuality of the average girl -- The girl in conflict -- Maturity and old age -- Our educational problems in the light of Samoan contrasts -- Education for choice.
Geographic Area Samoan Islands
Network Numbers (OCoLC)457236
(OCoLC)ocm00457236
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978.
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