Sex and temperament in Three Primative Societies by Margaret Mead
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good-. 1935. George Routledge and Sons, Limited. 1st Edition.
Faint owner stamp from previous bookseller on back of front cover. Spine slightly cocked. Corners bumped, some wear on cover along spine. Else very good condition, with no internal markings, tightly bound.
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