Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies
London, United Kingdom, Routledge and Kegan Paul. 1952, 3rd Impression. Cloth with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Recognised as an important feminist study from this Columbia University Anthropologist. First published in 1935, Sex & Temperament is a fascinating and brilliant 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. CONDITION Green bds with Gilt title (unworn with one cnr sl bruised, bds have damp discolouration) pp xxii 335 interior is pristine and unread, not inscribed. Original Yellow has titles in Green flags, in plastic protection it is fresh and unworn, price clipped. A nice bright and tight copy. Overweight. Near Fine/Fine.
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