Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978. Growing up in New Guinea: a comparative study of primitive education

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Title: Growing up in New Guinea: a comparative study of primitive education

Published By: New York: W. Morrow & company, 1930. 372 p.: ill., maps

By line: by Margaret Mead

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2005. Computer File

Culture: Manus (OM06)

Subjects: Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121); Personality development (155); Life history materials (159); (177437); Mode of marriage (583); Arranging a marriage (584); Nuptials (585); Household (592); Family relationships (593); (602775); Childhood activities (857); Puberty and initiation (881); Adolescent activities (883);

Abstract: This source is a study of the various factors in Manus society affecting the growth and development of an individual from infancy to adulthood. Mead feels that the manner in which a child absorbs the traditions, prohibitions, and values of the adult members of his/her society has great implications for education, not only among the Manus but also in our own society. This thesis, which is developed to considerable extent in Part 2 of this work, has not been indexed for subjects because of its lack of pertinent data on Manus. Those aspects of Manus ethnography discussed in Part 1 of this source pertain to daily routine, early education, family life, the child in relation to the adult world and to the supernatural, the child's world, personality development, Manus attitudes toward sex, the adolescent, and the eventual absorption of the adolescent into adult society.

Document Number: 1

Document ID: om06-001

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Field Date: 1928-1929

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: John Beierle ; 1962

Coverage Date: 1928-1929

Coverage Place: Village of Peri, Manus Province, Papua New Guinea

LCSH: Manus (Papua New Guinea people)


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