Coming of Age in Samoa
A Psychological Study of Primitive Youth for Western Civilization
ISBN10: 0688309747 ISBN13: 9780688309749 Publisher: Quill Press Published: Jan 1 1971 Weight: 0.80lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.25" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
Coming of Age in Samoa, Margaret Mead's psychological study of youth in a primitive society, is today recognized as a scientific classic. However, when first published, as Dr. Mead points out in her preface to this Morrow Quill edition, it was "the first piece of work by a serious professional anthropologist written for the educated layman in which all the paraphernalia of scholarship designed to convince one's professional colleagues and confuse the laity was deliberately laid aside."