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Patterns Of Culture

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Author: Ruth Benedict
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429620276
Size: 38.59 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 212
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Book Description: This book was originally published in 1935. For some years past the scientific study of primitive peoples has experimented in a variety of directions for new methods of investigation. Criticism of the comparative method, of which Sir James Frazer is recognized as the foremost exponent all the world over, has been directed mainly against the fragmentary character of its evidence when torn from its context. In this book Dr Benedict offers an alternative method of approach. The aim of the investigator, she maintains, should be the discovery in the diversity of cultures of the 'configuration' of each - that is the cultural drive in group and individual which determines the characteristic reaction to stimulus in any and every situation in life.


Ruth Benedict

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Author: Margaret M. Caffrey
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292753667
Size: 35.27 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 448
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Book Description: Poet, anthropologist, feminist—Ruth Fulton Benedict was all of these and much more. Born into the last years of the Victorian era, she came of age during the Progressive years and participated in inaugurating the modern era of American life. Ruth Benedict: Stranger in This Land provides an intellectual and cultural history of the first half of the twentieth century through the life of an important and remarkable woman. As a Lyricist poet, Ruth Benedict helped define Modernism. As an anthropologist, she wrote the classic Patterns of Culture and at one point was considered the foremost anthropologist in the United States—the first woman ever to attain such status. She was an intellectual and an artist living in a time when women were not encouraged to be either. In this fascinating study, Margaret Caffrey attempts to place Benedict in the cultural matrix of her time and successfully shows the way in which Benedict was a product of and reacted to the era in which she lived. Caffrey goes far beyond providing simple biographical material in this well-written interdisciplinary study. Based on exhaustive research, including access for the first time to the papers of Margaret Mead, Benedict's student and friend, Caffrey is able to put Benedict's life clearly in perspective. By identifying the family and educational influences that so sharply influenced Benedict's psychological makeup, the author also closely analyzes the currents of thought that were strong when Victorianism paralleled the Modernism that figured in Benedict's life work. The result is a richly detailed study of a gifted woman. This important work will be of interest to students of Modernism, poetry, and women's studies, as well as to anthropologists.


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Author: Virginia Heyer Young
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803249196
Size: 61.84 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 379
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Book Description: Benedict's work, in fact, anticipated trends in anthropology in the decades to come by projecting a framework of individuals not only shaped by their culture but also using their culture for personal or collective objectives."--BOOK JACKET.


Chrysantheme Und Schwert

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Author: Ruth Benedict
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783518120149
Size: 61.87 MB
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Languages : de
Pages : 280
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The Chrysanthemum And The Sword

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Author: Ruth Benedict
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547525141
Size: 76.42 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 500
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Book Description: “One of the best books ever about Japanese society . . . [A] thoughtful, nuanced study of the Japanese character.”—U.S. News & World Report “A classic book because of its intellectual and stylistic lucidity . . . Benedict was a writer of great humanity and generosity of spirit.”—from the foreword by Ian Buruma Essential reading for anyone interested in Japanese culture, this unsurpassed masterwork opens an intriguing window on Japan. The World War II–era study by the cultural anthropologist Ruth Benedict paints an illuminating contrast between the people of Japan and those of the United States. The Chrysanthemum and the Sword is a revealing look at how and why our societies differ, making it the perfect introduction to Japanese history and customs. “A classic of Japanese cultural studies . . . With considerable sensitivity, she managed both to stress the differences in Japanese society of which American policy makers needed to be aware and to debunk the stereotype of the Japanese as hopelessly rigid and incapable of change.”—The New York Times “An absorbing account of Japanese culture . . . almost novel-like readability.”—The Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology


An Anthropologist At Work

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Author: Ruth Benedict
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135153193X
Size: 17.73 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 616
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Book Description: An Anthropologist at Work is the product of a long collaboration between Ruth Benedict and Margaret Mead. Mead, who was Benedict's student, colleague, and eventually her biographer, here has collected the bulk of Ruth Benedict's writings. This includes letters between these two seminal anthropologists, correspondence with Franz Boas (Benedict's teacher), Edward Sapir's poems, and notes from studies that Benedict had collected throughout her life. Since Benedict wrote little, Mead has fleshed out the narratives by adding background information on Benedict's life, work, and the cultural atmosphere of the time.Ruth Benedict formed her own view of the contribution of anthropology before the first steps were taken in the study of how individual human beings, with their given potentialities, came to embody their culture. In her later work, she came to accept and sometimes to use the work in culture and personality that depended as much upon social psychology as upon cultural anthropology. She came to recognize that society - made up of persons or organized in groups - was as important as a subject of study as the culture of a society.This volume, greatly enhanced by Mead's contributions, is a record of what was important to Benedict in her life and work. It is expertly ordered and assembled in a way that will be accessible to students and professionals alike.


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Author: Margaret Mead
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231134910
Size: 79.48 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 180
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Book Description: By weaving discussions of the personal and professional writings of Ruth Benedict, Margaret Mead presents the anthropologist's work in the context of her life and times. Mead also defends Benedict's humanistic approach to anthropology as she considers considers her most important works. In addition to a selection of Benedict's anthropological writings, this edition includes new forewords by two leading Benedict scholars.


Ruth Benedict Patterns Of A Life

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Author: Judith Schachter Modell
Publisher: Olympic Marketing Corporation
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Size: 42.90 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 355
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Book Description: Traces the life of the great American anthropologist, discusses her friendship with Margaret Mead, and examines Benedict's most important writings


Reading Benedict Reading Mead

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Author: Professor Dolores Janiewski
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801879746
Size: 55.26 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 296
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Margaret Mead And Ruth Benedict

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Author: Hilary Lapsley
Publisher:
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Size: 54.18 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 351
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Book Description: A revealing study of the relationship between two major figures in the history of anthropology--first as mentor and protegee, later as colleagues and lovers. 16 illustrations.