Coming of Age in American Anthropology: Margaret Mead and Paradise (Google eBook)

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Universal-Publishers, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 299 pages
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This is the book, and a must read, of the century. It's anthropological history in the re-making. The American Anthropological best seller, the Chief Malopa'upo Isaia, a descendant of the Tuimanu'a (king of Manu'a), the very people in Margaret Mead's book, has now raised some very serious traditional and legal issues, in relation to Margaret Mead's book, Columbia University's role, and the American Anthropological Association's 'professional' role. In his book, "Coming of age in American Anthropology", the Chief is now ordering the removal, withdrawal, and the disassociation, of every material by Margaret Mead on his cultural intellectual property. He has also outlined several legal issues which will have serious ramifications globally, on any academic who undertakes any cultural fieldwork, on someone else's cultural intellectual property. The Coming of age in American Anthropology, may well opens the floodgate to civil lawsuits from the two Samoan Governments for billions of dollars in damages to the business community, the Tourism Industry of Samoa, and from the descendants of the King of Manu'a. It is definitely the case of the century, and a must read for all students of anthropology, psychology, sociology, and law. Chief Malopa'upo Isaia is a name to watch for, as his work will without a doubt change the face of American Anthropology forever.
  

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Contents

PREFACE
vi
FROM THE AUTHOR
xii
AUTHORS TRADITIONAL AUTHORITY
xvi
RACIST ANTHROPOLOGICAL CLAIMS
xxiii
CULTURAL OVERVIEW
29
OLD SAMOA
31
COURTSHIP
42
CREATION OF A COUNTERFEIT SOCIETY
49
DEFAMATION
157
SEXUAL DISCRIMINATION
165
PROFESSIONAL RACISM
183
ACADEMIC HISTORICAL DISTORTIONS
192
BLASPHEMOUS RELIGIOUS CLAIMS
195
PROFESSIONAL CONSPIRACY
203
OUR DEMANDS
209
THE HARD COLD TRUTH
211

OUR RESPONSE
51
BORROWED OBSERVATIONS
58
COUNTERFEIT SOCIETY
72
OUR UPBRINGING
77
RANKS
89
PUNISHMENTS
94
OUR BEHAVIOURS
101
OUR CHARACTER
110
OUR NATURE
119
COMPETITIVE NATURE
126
SEXUALITY
139
LEGAL MINEFIELD
155
FACING THE MUSIC
234
OUR DEMANDS
246
ADDRESSING SAMOA
251
ORDER OF TUIMANUA KINGS OF MANUA
257
BRIEF HISTORICAL OUTLINE
259
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
267
GLOSSARY
271
BIBLIOGRAPHY
275
PHILOSOPHICAL QUOTES PHQ
281
INDEX
295
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Page xxvi - The Samoan background which makes growing up so easy, so simple a matter, is the general casualness of the whole society. For Samoa is a place where no one plays for very high stakes, no one pays very heavy prices, no one suffers for his convictions or fights to the death for special ends.
Page xxiv - Samoans rate romantic fidelity in terms of days or weeks at most, and are inclined to scoff at tales of life-long devotion. (They greeted the story of Romeo and Juliet with incredulous contempt)
Page xxiv - ... before the growing children while the actual conditions in their own communities and the moving pictures and magazines inform them of mass violations of every code, violations which march under no banners of social reform. The Samoan child faces no such dilemma. Sex is a natural, pleasurable thing; the freedom with which it may be indulged in is limited by just one consideration, social status. Chiefs' daughters and chiefs' wives should indulge in no extra-marital experiments.

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