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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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"No man ever looks at the world with pristine eyes. He sees it edited by a definite set of customs and institutions and ways of thinking.” - Ruth Benedict (1887-1948), American author, folklorist, and anthropologist.


Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict: The Kinship of Women by Hilary Lapsley

Ruth Benedict, Franz Boas, and the Anthropological Concept of Culture


A love letter from Margaret Meade to Ruth Benedict

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


"all peoples always justify the traits of which they find themselves possessed" -Ruth Benedict