Freeman, Derek

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Prominent Australian anthropologist and author of the controversial book Margaret Mead and Samoa (1983), Derek Freeman was born in New Zealand in 1916 and educated at the University of London and Cambridge University. He received a masters (1948) for research on Samoa and a doctorate (1953) for fieldwork among the Iban of Borneo. Freeman was a professor at Australian National University and professor emeritus at ANU's Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies. Beginning in 1983 he stirred international controversy and debate with his critique of Margaret Mead's Coming of Age in Samoa. Further research into Mead's fieldwork in Samoa led to the publication of The Fateful Hoaxing of Margaret Mead (1999). Derek Freeman died in 2001.

From the description of Papers, 1940-2000. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 45105611

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creatorOf Freeman, Derek. Papers, 1940-2000. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Freeman, Derek. Miscellaneous papers / Professor Derek Freeman. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Freeman, Derek (John Derek), 1916-2001. Papers of Derek Freeman [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Weiner, Annette B., 1933-. Annette B. Weiner papers, 1933-1997 (bulk 1970-1997). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Bateson, Mary Catherine. Papers of Mary Catherine Bateson, 1954-2004 (inclusive), 1975-2001 (bulk). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
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associatedWith Bateson, Mary Catherine. person
associatedWith Burridge, Kenelm, person
associatedWith Crocombe, R. G., person
associatedWith Eibl-Eibesfeldt, Irenäus, person
associatedWith Firth, Raymond William, 1901- person
associatedWith Fortes, Meyer, person
associatedWith Fox, Robin, 1934- person
associatedWith Goodenough, Ward Hunt, person
associatedWith Herdt, Gilbert H., 1949- person
associatedWith Keesing, Roger M., 1935- person
associatedWith Lawrence, Peter, 1921- person
associatedWith Levy, Robert I. (Robert Isaac), 1924- person
associatedWith Lorenz, Konrad, 1903-1989, person
associatedWith Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978. person
associatedWith Montagu, Ashley, 1905-1999, person
associatedWith Oliver, Douglas L., person
associatedWith Popper, Karl R. (Karl Raimund), 1902-1994, person
associatedWith Schneider, David Murray, 1918- person
associatedWith Skinner, H. D. (Henry Devenish), 1886-1978, person
associatedWith Tiffany, Sharon W., person
associatedWith Tuzin, Donald F., person
associatedWith Washburn, S. L. (Sherwood Larned), 1911- person
associatedWith Weiner, Annette, 1933- person
associatedWith Weiner, Annette B., 1933- person
associatedWith Wendt, Albert, 1939- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Samoan Islands
Iban (Bornean people)
Iban (Bornean people)


Birth 1916-08-16

Death 2001-07-06




Ark ID: w6t45rz6

SNAC ID: 46155345