Childhood Rivalry in Bali and New Guinea

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Childhood Rivalry in Bali and New Guinea

  • 1951 ----- b & w ----- 16 min ----- 16mm
  • A series of scenes in which children of the same age in the two cultures respond to the mother attending to another baby, the ear piercing of a younger sibling and the experimental presentation of a doll. Where the Balinese mother handles sibling rivalry by theatrical teasing of her own child through conspicuous attention to other babies; the Iatmul mother, even when nursing a newborn infant, makes every effort to keep her own child from feeling jealous. Observations presented by Margaret Mead.
  • Topics: (Anthropology: Cultural, Austronesia)