Culture and personality

United States, 1983

TV show
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Episode number 7 of Series “Faces of culture”.
This program sets out to uncover the links between culture and personality, to know the dancer from the dance. We are shaped and moulded by the core values of the culture we live in, whether subtly, by absorbing all that surrounds us or directly, by teaching, example and indoctrination. The program looks at the early work of Margaret Mead in Samoa and New Guinea, at Ruth Benedict’s study of the Japanese and Eriksen’s studies of German aggression. Other cultures’ core values - kinship in China, rugged individualism in the U.S. are discussed as well as the dangers inherent in reducing human personality to racial stereotypes. Narrated by David Carradine.

Credits

director

Harry Ratner

producer

Ira R. Abrams

production company

Holt, Rinehart and Winston

Coast Community College District

Language

English

Duration

00:30:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

38629

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Benedict, Ruth, 1887-1948

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → National characteristics

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Personality and culture

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → National characteristics

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Personality and culture

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Erikson, Erik H. (Erik Homburger), 1902-

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → National characteristics

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Personality and culture

People → Benedict, Ruth, 1887-1948

People → Erikson, Erik H. (Erik Homburger), 1902-

People → Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978

Television

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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