978-0-06-093495-8 / 9780060934958

Sex and Temperament: In Three Primitive Societies


Publisher:Harper Perennial



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Paperback. Pub Date: 2001. Pages: 352 in Publisher: Harper Collins First published in 1935. Sex & Temperament is a fascinating and illiant anthropological study of the intimate lives of three New Guinea tribes from infancy to adulthood. Focusing on the gentle. mountain-dwelling Arapesh. the fierce. cannibalistic Mundugumor. and the graceful headhunters of Tchambuli - Mead 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 edition . prepared for the centennial of Mead's birth. features introductions by Helen Fisher and Mead's daughter. Mary Catherine Bateson.A precursor to Mead's illuminating Male & Female. Sex & Temperament lays the groundwork for her lifelong study of gender differences.

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