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Sex and Temperament: In Three Primitive Societies

  title={Sex and Temperament: In Three Primitive Societies},
  author={Margaret . Mead},
This precursor to Mead's illuminating work, Male & Female, Sex & Temperament lays the groundwork for her lifelong study of gender differences. Focusing on three distinctly different tribes from New Guinea, Mead advances the theory that many so-called masculine and feminine characteristics are not based on fundamental sex differences, but reflect the cultural conditioning of different societies. 
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