The Fateful Hoaxing of Margaret Mead: A Historical Analysis of Her Samoan Research
This is an investigation of the anthropologist Margaret Mead's research into the sexual practices of Samoan girls. By examining unpublished correspondence between Mead, her mentor Franz Boas and others, the author provides evidence to suggest that one of the most important anthropological studies of the 20th century was, in reality, based on an innocent joke by informants.
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The story behind the "Coming of Age in Samoa." Details of how Mead set out to do the research with the preconception that it is nurture not nature that dictates our behaviour. She was heavily ... Read full review