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Title:
The trashing of Margaret Mead : anatomy of an anthropological controversy
Author:
Shankman, Paul.
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Publication Information:
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, [2009]

©2009
Physical Description:
xvii, 299 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Controversy and the media : The controversy in the media -- Selling the controversy -- Derek Freeman : Derek Freeman, the critic -- Psychoanalysis, Freeman, and Mead -- Margaret Mead and Coming of age in Samoa : Young Margaret Mead -- First fieldwork in Samoa -- Writing Coming of age in Samoa -- Mead's American audience in the 1920s -- Sex, lies, and Samoans : What the controversy meant to the Samoans -- Samoan sexual conduct: belief and behavior -- Under the coconut palms -- Virginity and the history of sex in Samoa -- Broader issues : The many visions of the hoaxing hypothesis -- Nature-nurture debate and the appeal of Freeman's argument -- Conclusion -- Appendix: True confessions.
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ISBN:
9780299234546
Format :
Book