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|Named Person:||Derek Freeman; Margaret Mead; Derek Freeman; Derek Freeman|
|Material Type:||Audio book, etc.|
|Document Type:||Sound Recording|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Derek Freeman; Frank Heimans
|Notes:||Preservation and duplicate copies made.|
|Event notes:||Recorded on Feb. 12, 2001 at Deakin, A.C.T.|
|Description:||5 digital audio tapes (300 min.)|
|Other Titles:||Derek Freeman, notes toward an intellectual biography.|
|Responsibility:||interviewer, Frank Heimans.|
Freeman speaks of his formal study of the Iban from 1949 that produced the first detailed study of Iban cognative society and its impact in 1951, undertook further studies in genetics at the ANU Medical School and the signficance of phylogenetics, his doctorate in anthropology at Cambridge, acting as Head of Anthropology, ANU in 1956, his experiments with psychoanalysis, meeting Mead at the ANU in 1964, his criticism of Freud's anthropological views in Totem and Taboo, his position paper on social anthropology preliminary to his further studies on Samoa, how his 1965-1967 Somoan study resulted in his 1983 book Margaret Mead and Samoa where he refuted all her claims, the enormous opposition to his views throughout the field, the public debate over nature vs. nurture that followed, his TV documentary on the Mead-Freeman controversy produced by Frank Heimans in 1988 revealing how Mead was hoaxed by her female subjects, David Williamson's play Heretic based on his work, new directions in anthropology.
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