Margaret Mead & Sex In Samoa Essay by The Research Group

Margaret Mead & Sex In Samoa
Critical analysis of anthropologist's findings, errors & biases in study of sexual activity & attitudes in tribal culture.
# 12921 | 2,250 words | 8 sources | 1997 | US
Published on Jun 24, 2003 in Anthropology (Oceanic) , Gender and Sexuality (General)


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"Sex education in traditional tribal cultures is examined for clues as to sex education and sex roles as they would have developed early in human history. Longitudinal ethnographic studies also provide information on human sexuality in general and on different ways in which societies are shaped around issues of sex, the transmission of attitudes about sex from one generation to the next, and so on. One problem in examining any traditional society is that researchers may bring biases from their own culture to their work and so may make errors in judgment as to the meaning of certain practices or even about details of tribal behavior. This is a problem in any kind of ethnographic study, but it may be a particular problem with studies of sexual mores because of the importance given sex in Western society as well as the ways in which sexual behavior and.."

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