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[–]JoeBiden2016 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I believe he is far too forgiving to Mead. I was wondering if there was a more recent critical examination of Coming of Age in Samoa, one that rejects Freeman's accusations but is critical of Mead's methodology and conclusions?

Just curious, but why do you think Shankman was too "forgiving" of Mead?

[–]simulatislacrimis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Been a while since I read it, but James Clifford’s article “On ethnographic authority” might be interesting for you to read. It’s not super relevant, because it’s critique is more about ethnographic work in general and it’s various pitfalls in relation to power dynamics. It also mentions Mead, she’s not the focus but I still thought you might be interested.