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JOSEPH E. TRIMBLE, JANET E. HELMS & MARIA P. P. ROOT

In: Handbook of Racial & Ethnic Minority Psychology

Chapter 13: Social and Psychological Perspectives on Ethnic and Racial Identity

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Social and Psychological Perspectives on Ethnic and Racial Identity
Social and psychological perspectives on ethnic and racial identity

In September 1931, distinguished anthropologist Margaret Mead ventured from New York City to study the way sex roles are characterized in different cultural groups. After a long journey across the United States and the Pacific Ocean, she and her then husband, Reo Fortune, landed in New Guinea. Her meticulously and carefully conducted ethnographic study provided her with sufficient information to publish in 1935 the now-classic book, Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies, where she describes the contrasting personalities of men and women from three New Guinea villages. The first group she contacted and studied lived in the Prince Alexander Mountains located in New Guinea's northwestern corner. In ...

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