“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…
Patterns of Culture
JPRI Occasional Paper No. 32 Chrysanthemum’s Strange Life: Ruth Benedict in Postwar Japan
Ruth Benedict (American anthropologist and author)
Legendary Anthropologist Margaret Mead’s Love Letters to Her Soulmate, Ruth Benedict
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."
Ruth Benedict's Patterns of Culture translated US Boasian anthropology to a mass audience, promoting culture, cultural relativism--and cultural wholes.
90+ Famous Female Scientists: Which Ones Can You Name?: Ruth Benedict