(1928) A book written by Margaret Mead. Mead determined that the socialization of children in Samoa results in a generally happy adolescence and easy transition to sexual activity and adulthood. These findings challenged the widely held belief that biological changes occurring during adolescence were necessarily accompanied by social and psychological stress. Mead argued that adolescent stress is a cultural, not a biological, phenomenon. Coming of Age contributed to the popularization of anthropology and helped to establish the anthropology subfield of culture and personality. Her interpretation of Samoan society was later challenged by Derek Freeman, and a bitter controversy ensued.
- Coming of christ
(1) with reference to his first advent “in the fulness of the time” (1 John 5:20; 2 John 1:7), or (2) with reference to his coming again the second time at the last day (Acts 1:11; 3:20, 21; 1 Thess. 4:15; 2 Tim. 4:1; Heb. 9:28). The expression is used metaphorically of the introduction of […]
[kuhm-ing-out] /ˈkʌm ɪŋˈaʊt/ noun 1. a debut into society, especially a formal debut by a debutante. 2. an acknowledgment of one’s homosexuality, either to oneself or publicly.
- Comings and goings
Movements, activities, as in He’s in and out of the office; I can’t keep up with his comings and goings, or In her job on the school board, Mrs. Smith keeps track of all the comings and goings in town.
- Coming through the rye
A Scottish song with words by Robert Burns. It begins, “If a body meet a body, coming through the rye….”