5 May 1983
Show More Margaret Mead and Samoa: The Making and Unmaking of an Anthropological Myth by Derek Freeman.
Harvard, 379 pp., £11.95, March 1983, 0 674 54830 2Show More
“... wish, we are told, lay in the author’s youthful research experience there, and the project has intermittently preoccupied him for forty years, including many more in Samoa than Mead ever had. Derek Freeman argues that in being ideologically committed to representing Samoan emotional (and sexual) life as ‘graceful, easy, diffuse’, Mead did not face up to the true nature of this dignified ...”