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We should not try to evaluate people by our standards alone. Carrie Chapman Catt Frances Perkins. In her book Patterns of CultureBenedict studied the Pueblo culture and how they dealt rutth grieving and death. Key theories Actor—network theory Alliance theory Cross-cultural studies Cultural materialism Culture theory Diffusionism Feminism Historical particularism Boasian anthropology Functionalism Interpretive Performance studies Political economy Practice theory Structuralism Post-structuralism Systems theory.

Yet, WWII made her focus on other areas of concentration of anthropology and the lectures were benediict presented in their entirety. First she tried paid social work for the Charity Organization Society euth later she accepted a job as a teacher at the Westlake School for Girls in Los AngelesCalifornia.

In particular, his conservative gender ideology jarred with Benedict’s struggle for emancipation.

Boas gave her graduate credit for the courses that she had completed at the New School for Social Research. Between andthe book sold only 28, hardback copies, and a paperback edition was not issued until Anthropologists by nationality Anthropology by year Bibliography Journals List of indigenous peoples Organizations.

Franz Boas, her teacher and mentorhas been called the father of American anthropology and his teachings and point of view are clearly evident in Benedict’s work.

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While they were very close friends for a while, it was ultimately the differences in worldview and personality that led their friendship to strand. An anthropologist at work: Walter Goldschmidt Richard N. This book is an instance of Anthropology at a Distance.


Douglas Lummis has written that criticisms of Benedict’s book that are “now very well known in Japanese scholarly circles” include that it represented the ideology of a class for that bemedict the entire culture, “a state of acute social dislocation for a normal condition, and an extraordinary moment in a nation’s history as an unvarying norm of social behavior.

However, Japanese prisoners of war apparently gave information freely and did not try to contact their families. Writing was her outlet, and she wrote with an insightful perception about the realities of life.

She describes how, in ancient Greece, the worshipers of Apollo emphasized order and calm in their celebrations. Benedict held the post of President of the American Anthropological Association and was also a prominent member of the American Folklore Society. bendict

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The essential idea in Patterns of Culture is, according to the foreword by Margaret Mead, “her view of human cultures as ‘personality writ large. When Boas retired inmost of his students considered Ruth Benedict to be the obvious choice for the head of the anthropology department.

Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict are considered to be the two most influential and famous anthropologists of their time. Benedict was a senior student of Franz Boas when Mead began to study with them, and they had extensive and reciprocal influence on each other’s work. Japanese ambassador to Pakistan Sadaaki Numata said the book was a “must reading for many students of Japanese studies. American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

She studied 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. University of California Press. However, the administration of Columbia was not as progressive in its attitude towards female professionals as Boas had been, and the university President Nicholas Murray Butler was eager to curb the influence of the Boasians whom he considered to be political radicals.


Goodman —07 Setha Low —09 Virginia R. She described in detail the contrasts between rituals, beliefs, personal preferences amongst people of diverse cultures to show how each culture had a “personality” that was encouraged in each individual. Nevertheless, Ruth explored her interests in college and found writing as her way of expressing herself as an “intellectual radical” as she was sometimes called by her classmates.

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Why, too, did Asian peoples neither treat the Japanese as their liberators from Western colonialismnor accept their own supposedly just place in a hierarchy that had Japanese at the top? Benedict, in Patterns of Culture, expresses her belief in cultural relativism.

Archived from the original on Any mention of him caused her to be overwhelmed by grief; every March she cried at church and in bed. Key Figures in the History of Anthropology. The Life of an Academic: While working there she gained her interest in Asia that would later affect her choice of fieldwork as a working anthropologist.

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Those customs had a meaning to the people who lived them which should not be dismissed or trivialized. The techniques were necessitated by anthropologists’ inability to visit Nazi Germany or wartime Japan. Although it has received harsh criticism, the book has continued to be influential.

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