Coming Of Age In American Anthropology

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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 "Coming of age in Samoa" by Margaret Mead, has now been challenged by a descendant of the Tuimanu'a, the Paramount traditional ruler of the group of Islands where Margaret Mead centred her 'anthropological' claims.

Chief Malopa'upo Isaia, a descendant of the Tuimanu'a (king of Manu'a), the very people in Margaret Mead's book, has now ...

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Overview

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 "Coming of age in Samoa" by Margaret Mead, has now been challenged by a descendant of the Tuimanu'a, the Paramount traditional ruler of the group of Islands where Margaret Mead centred her 'anthropological' claims.

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581128451
  • Publisher: Universal-Publishers.com
  • Publication date: 12/1/1999
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Dedication III
Preface VI
From the Author XII
Author's Traditional Authority XVI
Racist Anthropological Claims XXIII
Part I Cultural Overview
Chapter 1 Old Samoa 31
Chapter 2 Courtship 42
Part II Creation of a Counterfeit Society
Chapter 3 Our Response 51
Chapter 4 Borrowed 'Observations' 58
Chapter 5 Counterfeit Society 72
Chapter 6 Our Upbringing 77
Chapter 7 Ranks 89
Chapter 8 Punishments 94
Chapter 9 Our Behaviours 101
Chapter 10 Our Character 110
Chapter 11 Our Nature 119
Chapter 12 Competitive Nature 126
Chapter 13 Sexuality 139
Part III Legal Minefield
Chapter 14 Def Amation 157
Chapter 15 Sexual Discrimination 165
Chapter 16 'Professional' Racism 183
Chapter 17 Academic Historical Distortions 192
Chapter 18 Blasphemous Religious Claims 195
Chapter 19 Professional Conspiracy 203
Part IV Our Demands
Chapter 20 The Hard Cold Truth 211
Chapter 21 Facing the Music 234
Chapter 22 Our Demands 246
Appendix 1 Addressing Samoa 251
Appendix 2 Order of Tuimanu'a (Kings of Manu'a) 257
Appendix 3 Brief Historical Outline 259
Acknowledgements 267
Glossary 271
Bibliography 275
Philosophical Quotes (Phq) 281
Index 295
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