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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978
Coming of age in Samoa; a psychological study of primitive
youth for western civilisation
Published By: Original publisher
New York: W. Morrow & Company. 1928. xv p., 1 l., 297
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Margaret Mead ... foreword by Franz Boas ...
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2009. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Ceremonial during infancy and childhood (852);
Postnatal care (846);
Transmission of skills (868);
Adolescent activities (883);
Basis of marriage (581);
Premarital sex relations (836);
General sex restrictions (834);
Daily routine (512);
Kin relationships (602);
Visiting and hospitality (574);
Education system (871);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This document is a study of childhood and adolescence in
the Manua Archipelago, Samoa. The author discusses Samoan personality development in the
context of Samoan culture. The bulk of the material relates to the development of the girl
and emphasis is placed on the adolescent period. Mead devotes considerable attention to
sexual adjustment. Several case histories of Samoan girls appear in the text. These cases
are all from three villages on the island of Tau, but additional material from other
islands in Manua, and Samoa in general, is included. In a series of appendices the author
comments on the methodology of her study. Appendix III is a cultural summary of
contemporary Manua, including material on acculturation in all areas of life.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
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
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
William W. Stein ; 1955
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Girls--Samoan Islands/Children--Samoan Islands/Women,
Samoan--Social life and customs/Adolescence/Samoan Islands--Social life and