Margaret Mead and Samoa Essay by The Research Group

Margaret Mead and Samoa
This paper examines the findings of Margaret Mead about life on Samoa.
# 71814 | 1,125 words | 2 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Anthropology (Cultural) , Anthropology (Oceanic)

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This paper compares Margaret Mead's findings about life on Samoa with her critics. The author points out that later critics found discrepancies in her work. The paper discusses the critique by Derek Freeman.

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"Margaret Mead was a cultural anthropologist who lived on Samoa among the Polynesian people for nine months and studied their behavior particularly that of adolescent girls. Mead reported that, at dawn on Samoa, the people arise, fires are lit, fishermen plan to set traps and young men head off to work on the plantations. Women take their laundry to the sea and older girls go fishing off the reef .Carpenters work on new houses and the families who will cook that day prepare the ..."

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