ANTH 103 Margaret Mead vs Derek Freeman Sexual Behavior Perspectives Paper


I want to you to READ and WRITE about Margaret Mead and Derek Freeman. Both present very different perspectives on sexual behavior and morality in Samoan society (e.g., regarding virginity, sexual activity before or outside of marriage, or sexual violence). Focusing briefly on one or more of these topics, how do their views differ? Whose argument did you find more persuasive, and why? How, if at all, did the other readings assigned about this controversy influence your views?

I have uploaded the prompt you need to follow and also the readings you are required to read & answer. You can search for summary of the readings but DO NOT INCLUDE ANY OUTSIDE SOURCES AND YOU HAVE TO WRITE IT IN YOUR OWN WORDS.

copy of the chapter(s) from Freeman’s book Margaret Mead and Samoa: The Making and Unmaking of an Anthropological Myth. You only need to read chapter 16, not chapter 17.

In the Shankman pdf you only need to read pp. 51 – 62.

1-2 double-spaced pages (please do not exceed two pages).