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TITLE: COMING OF AGE IN SOMOA WEEK: SEVEN CLASS: ANTH. 102 DATE: December 7, 2017 NAME: KAMALDEEN OLATUNJI In 1925 Dr. Margaret Mead travelled to the south pacific territory of American Samoa. She was in Samoan field work where she set herself a task distinct from the traditional ethnographer’s.   She demonstrates that adolescent life is not universally stressful and that much of what we describe to human nature is no more than a reaction to the restraints that was put upon us by civilization. She tried to become intimately acquainted with three girls from contiguous villages on the island of Tau and to figure out their psychological problems, the technique of academic inquiry Mead used was that of a subjective semi-attached scholar, utilizing a social constructionist perspective and the technique she used was outlined in Appendix 11(pp. 250-265), as it was described in the book, it tells us that her study took over a period of nine months. Dr. Margaret Mead further leave from ordinary to pointing out a moral. One of her principal theses is that the sexually uninhibited Samoan adolescent is thereby freed from the stress and strain characteristic of our
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