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Title Coming of age : Margaret Mead, 1901- 1978 / director/anthropologist: André Singer ; writer/presenter: Bruce Dakowski
Published London, UK : Royal Anthropological Institute, 1986
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (53 min.)
Series Ethnographic video online, volume 2
Strangers abroad ; 5
Summary The most widely read, and best known anthropologist is probably Margaret Mead, an American who went study adolescence in the South Sea-Islands at the age of 23. Although her fieldwork has been criticised, she was nevertheless one of the foremost fieldworkers of her day. In America, Bali and New Guinea she examined child development, sex and temperament to see what role society has in making people what they are. Adolescence was a time of emotional stress and personal conflict in America and Europe. Mead claimed that in Samoa, adolescence was in many ways the most enjoyable and happy time of life
Notes Previously released as DVD
This edition in English
Subject Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978.
Child development -- Social aspects -- United States.
Child development -- Social aspects -- Indonesia -- Bali Island.
Child development -- Social aspects -- New Guinea.
United States -- Social life and customs.
Bali Island (Indonesia) -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Nonfiction films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978.
Singer, André, 1945-
Dakowski, Bruce.
Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland.
Other Titles Coming of age - Margaret Mead (1901-1978)