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Childhood Rivalry in Bali and New Guinea

Synopsis
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. Contrastingly, Balinese children’s attention and interest are focused on younger children. Made from original material shot by Margaret Mead between 1936 and 1938. A Penn State Media Sales film.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film; Film. 16mm. sd. b&w. 17 min.
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of production
1968
Availability
Sale
Uses
Undergraduates. Postgraduates.*
Subjects
Anthropology
Keywords
Bali; children; New Guinea; social life and customs

Credits

Director
Margaret Mead
Producer
Gregory Bateson

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Distributor

Name

Higher Education Film & Video Library

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
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020 7393 1503
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
c/o British Universities Film & Video Council
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Notes
Catalogue available from British Universities Film & Video Council.

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