Search - List of Books by Ruth Benedict

"The life history of the individual is first and foremost an accommodation to the patterns and standards traditionally handed down in his community." -- Ruth Benedict
Ruth Benedict (born Ruth Fulton, June 5, 1887 — September 17, 1948) was an American anthropologist and folklorist.

She was born in New York City, and attended Vassar College, graduating in 1909. She entered graduate studies at Columbia University in 1919, studying under Franz Boas, receiving her PhD and joining the faculty in 1923. Margaret Mead, with whom she may have shared a romantic relationship, and Marvin Opler were among her students and colleagues.

Franz Boas, her teacher and mentor, has been called the father of American anthropology and his teachings and point of view are clearly evident in Benedict's work. Boas is author of many classic works including Race, Language, and Culture...perhaps the most potent anti-racist text to emerge from the academic world in his time. In it Boas attempts to prove that race, language, and culture are independent. Ruth Benedict was affected by the passionate egalitarianism of Boas, her mentor, and continued it in her research and writing.

Benedict held the post of President of the American Anthropological Association and was also a prominent member of the American Folklore Society. She can be viewed as a transitional figure in her field. She redirected both anthropology and folklore away from the limited confines of culture-trait diffusion studies and towards theories of performance as integral to the interpretation of culture. She questioned the relationships between personality, art, language and culture, insisting that no trait existed in isolation or self-sufficiency, a theory which she championed in her Patterns of Culture.

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Total Books: 34
An Anthropologist at Work
2011 - An Anthropologist at Work (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781412818506
ISBN-10: 1412818508
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction

An Anthropologist at Work Writings of Ruth Benedict
2010 - An Anthropologist at Work Writings of Ruth Benedict (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781153444118
ISBN-10: 1153444119

Chrysantheme und Schwert
2006 - Chrysantheme Und Schwert (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783518120149
ISBN-10: 351812014X

Patterns of Culture
2006 - Patterns of Culture (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780618619559
ISBN-10: 0618619550
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.

The Chrysanthemum and the Sword
2006 - The Chrysanthemum and the Sword (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780618619597
ISBN-10: 0618619593
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Le Chrysanthme et le sabre
1998 - Le Chrysanthme Et Le Sabre (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782877302340
ISBN-10: 2877302342

The Chrysanthemum and the Sword Patterns of Japanese Culture
1989 - The Chrysanthemum and the Sword Patterns of Japanese Culture (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780395500750
ISBN-10: 0395500753
Genre: History
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

Grandma Book I
1982 - Grandma Book I (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780898210453
ISBN-10: 0898210453
Genre: Nonfiction

Neat Knitting Projects
1978 - Neat Knitting Projects (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780846705437
ISBN-10: 0846705435
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Race Science and Politics
1959 - Race Science and Politics (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780670000425
ISBN-10: 0670000426
Genre: Nonfiction

Tales of the Cochiti Indians
Tales of the Cochiti Indians (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780403034017
ISBN-10: 0403034019

Race and Racism
Race and Racism (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780710099709
ISBN-10: 0710099703

Country People
Country People (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780898210293
ISBN-10: 0898210291

A World of Ideas Essential Readings for College Writers
A World of Ideas Essential Readings for College Writers [9780312085353, 0312085354] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780928384901
ISBN-10: 092838490X

Padroes de Cultura
Padroes De Cultura (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788532645944
ISBN-10: 8532645941