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“I long to speak out the intense inspiration that comes to me from the lives of strong women.” Ruth Benedict (1887 – 1948) Anthropologist who taught at Columbia, following in the footsteps of her mentor, anthropology pioneer Franz Boas. She both carried on and extended his work with her own.She wrote "Patterns of Culture" and "The Chrysanthemum and the Sword".She also wrote "The Races of Mankind," a World War II pamphlet for the troops showing that racism was not grounded in scientific…

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Ruth Benedict's Patterns of Culture trumps Jared Diamond for conceptual clarity, writing style, ethnographic example, and impact. Pretty good for 1934.

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JPRI Occasional Paper No. 32 Chrysanthemum’s Strange Life: Ruth Benedict in Postwar Japan

Pioneering Anthropologist Margaret Mead’s Beautiful Love Letters to Her Soul Mate

Legendary Anthropologist Margaret Mead’s Love Letters to Her Soulmate, Ruth Benedict | Brain Pickings

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Pioneering Anthropologist Margaret Mead’s Beautiful Love Letters to Her Soul Mate

Margaret Mead standing between two Samoan girls, 1926. Born December 16, 1901 Died: November 15, 1978, she was one of the most popular anthropologists of all time. "Margaret Mead was just 26 years old when she published her first book, `Coming of Age in Samoa' about adolescence in the South Seas."

Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict: The Kinship of Women by Hilary Lapsley http://www.amazon.com/dp/155849295X/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_0Przvb1XNVEKM

Ruth Benedict's Patterns of Culture translated US Boasian anthropology to a mass audience, promoting culture, cultural relativism--and cultural wholes.

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Ruth Benedict (American anthropologist and author)

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“The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences.” -Ruth Benedict

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Ruth Benedict - Wikipedia