Coming of Age in Samoa: A psychological study of primitive youth for Western Civilisation

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On cover: With a new preface by the author.
Reprint of the paperback edition published in 1973 by Morrow, New York.
Study conducted in mid-1920s of 68 girls aged 8 to 20 in 3 villages on the island of Tau in the Manu'a Archipelago, American Samoa.

Description: xiii, 170 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: 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 rôle 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 --
Samoan civilisation as it is to-day --
The mentally defective and the mentally diseased --
Table I: Showing menstrual history, sex experience and residence in pastor's household --
Table II: Family structure.
Responsibility: Margaret Mead ; foreword by Franz Boas.

oclc: 4978086