Growing Up In New Guinea

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Growing Up In New Guinea
First edition
Author Margaret Mead
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Blue Ribbon Books
Publication date
Pages 372

Growing Up in New Guinea is a 1930 publication by Margaret Mead. The book is about her encounters with the indigenous people of the Manus Province of Papua New Guinea before they had been changed by missionaries and other western influences. She compares their views on family, marriage, sex, child rearing, and religious beliefs to those of westerners.[1]

The book has been rereleased several times since its original release under different publishers.[2]


  1. ^ "Growing Up In New Guinea". Good Reads. Retrieved 2012-04-04. 
  2. ^ "Growing up in New Guinea". Amazon. Retrieved 2012-04-04.