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

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

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

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

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Margaret Mead

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2005. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Manus (OM06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF 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: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document 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 develops 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: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 1

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. om06-001

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1928-1929

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1962

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1928-1929

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Village of Peri, Manus Province, Papua New Guinea

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Manus (Papua New Guinea people)


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