Summary Of The Attack On Samoan Culture

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1. The attack on Margaret Meads research was important because her findings on Samoan culture were published and widely accepted as true representations of that culture. To some, even the people who are a part of the culture, those findings seemed false and untrue to the actual way of life of a Samoan. 2. Mead believes that culture shapes a person and traits are not biological, such as a person going through adolescence in one relaxed culture can have a different outcome than a person in a culture with more emphasis on following norms. I.E. Sex in Samoan and American cultures. Freemans view on nature and nurture is based on the principle that a persons traits are biological but can be changed by the culture they are immersed in. Both these

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