ERIC Number: EJ458549
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Was Mead Wrong about Coming of Age in Samoa? An Analysis of the Mead/Freeman Controversy for Scholars of Adolescence and Human Development.
Cote, James E.
Journal of Youth and Adolescence, v21 n5 p499-527 Oct 1992
The controversy between Margaret Mead and Derek Freeman about Mead's work (1928) on coming of age in Samoa in the 1920s is analyzed. Freeman's claim to have refuted Mead's findings can be easily refuted itself. Mead's study, arguing that adolescent turmoil is not universal, stands the test of time. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Samoa