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Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978.
Male and female.
New York, W. Morrow, 1949
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|Notes:||"The substance of this book was given as the Jacob Gimbel lectures in sex psychology under the auspices of Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco, California, November, 1946."
"Sources and experience in American culture": pages -463.
|Description:||xii, 477 pages ; 22 cm|
|Contents:||pt. 1. Introductory. The significance of the questions we ask --
How an anthropologist writes --
pt. 2. The ways of the body. First learnings --
Even-handed, money-minded, and womb-envying patterns --
Fathers, mothers, and budding impulses --
Sex and temperament --
Basic regularities in human sex development --
pt. 3. The problems of society. Rhythm of work and play --
Human fatherhood is a social invention --
Potency and receptivity --
Human reproductivity --
pt. 4. The two sexes in contemporary America. Our complex American culture --
Expected childhood experience --
Pre-courtship behaviour and adult sex demands --
Sex and achievement --
Each family in a home of its own --
Can marriage be for life? --
To both their own --
Notes to chapters --
Appendix I. Background and bibliographical material on the seven Pacific Island Cultures: Samoa; Manus; Arapesh; Mundugumor; Iatmul; Tchambuli; Bali --
Appendix II. The ethics of insight-giving --
Appendix III. Sources and experience in our American culture.
|Series Title:||Jacob Gimbel lectures in sex psychology, 1946.|
The substance of this book was given as the Jacob Gimbel lectures in sex psychology under the auspices of Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco, California, November, 1946.
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