Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies

Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies

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First published in 1935, this book is a fascinating and brilliant anthropological study of three tribes from infancy to adulthood. Focusing on the gentle, mountain-dwelling Arapesh, the fierce, cannibalistic Mundugumor, and the graceful headhunters of Tchambuli, the author advances the theory that many so-called masculine and feminine characteristics are not based on fundamental sex differences, but reflect the cultural conditioning of different societies. This book laid the groundwork for Mead's lifelong study of gender differences. -- Publisher description
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2001
Edition: First Perennial edition
ISBN: 9780060934958
Characteristics: xl, 311 pages : map ; 21 cm


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