Ellen Herman

Department of History, University of Oregon


HIST 365, Winter 2004, Week 4
Outline and Key Terms

Cultural Childhood: Their Children and Our Children

1. Anthropology and the Culture Concept

2. Margaret Mead and Samoa

3. What exactly can cross-cultural inquiries explain? How far down does culture go?

4. Childhood and Globalization: Toward a New Universalism?

the culture and personality school
Mead studied with Franz Boas at Columbia University
Samoa annexed by the U.S. in 1899, and was under naval jurisdiction until 1951
Derek Freeman, Margaret Mead and Samoa: The Making and Unmaking of an Anthropological Myth, 1983