Coming of Age

Location:Samoa
Subject:Margaret Mead; Anthropology
Length:52 minutes
Format:VHS
Hue:Color
Year Released:1986
Series:Pioneers of Social Anthropology, 5
Director:Bruce Dakowski; Peter Riviere
Producer:André Singer; Central Independent Television
Distributor:Films for the Humanities & Sciences; IWF W 7029
Library Code:UHM AV/C VIDEOTAPE 4158
Description:The film is a portrait of Margaret Mead (1901-1978), probably the most famous anthropologist of the twentieth century. Mead studied under Franz Boas, and was greatly influenced by Ruth Benedikt. The film shows among other things her early studies of adolescence, "Coming of Age in Samoa" (1928), was self-consciously aimed at a popular market and became a huge bestseller. She was married with the anthropologists Reo Fortune and Gregory Bateson and carried out fieldwork in New Guinea and Bali, making important contributions to the study of socialisation, childhood and gender.
Record No:363
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