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Benedict, Ruth 1887-1948

Works: 477 works in 1,974 publications in 18 languages and 33,052 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  Legends  Bibliographies  Academic theses  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Honoree, Recipient
Classifications: DS821, 572
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Patterns of culture by Ruth Benedict( Book )

330 editions published between 1934 and 2020 in 15 languages and held by 5,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the civilizations of the Zuni Indians, the natives of Dobu, and the Kwakiutl Indians
The chrysanthemum and the sword : patterns of Japanese culture by Ruth Benedict( Book )

297 editions published between 1946 and 2020 in 9 languages and held by 4,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written at the invitation of the U.S. Office of War Information, in order to understand and predict the behavior of the Japanese in World War II by reference to a series of contradictions in traditional culture, this book was influential in shaping American ideas about Japanese culture during the postwar occupation of Japan, and popularized the distinction between guilt cultures and shame cultures. Although it has received harsh criticism, the book has continued to be influential. Two anthropologists wrote in 1992 that there is "a sense in which all of us have been writing footnotes to [Chrysanthemum] since it appeared in 1946." Translated into Japanese in 1948, the book appeared in Japan during a period of intense national self-examination and influenced Japanese conceptions of themselves. It has also been said that there has been so much change since World War II in Japan that Benedict would not recognize the nation she described in 1946.--Adapted from Wikipedia, 2019
Race: science and politics by Ruth Benedict( Book )

77 editions published between 1940 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In science, race can be a useful concept-for specific, limited purposes. When race, as a way of classifying people, is drafted into the service of politics, religion, or any belief system, then danger follows. That is the focus of this classic repudiation of racism, which is as readable and timely now as when it first appeared. Race: Science and Politics was first published in 1940, in response to the global rise of fascism and its pseudoscientific rationales for marginalizing and even exterminating "inferior" people. Writing for a general audience, Ruth Benedict ranges across the history of Western thought and research on race to illuminate rifts between the facts of race and the claims of racism. Rather than take issue only with the Nazis and their allies, Benedict set out to show that all racist beliefs are objectively groundless-and that is the key to the book's ongoing relevance. The book's bonus content includes The Races of Mankind, a pamphlet-length distillation of the book with its own controversial role in dismantling racist theory. This edition also includes a new foreword by Judith Schachter. An anthropologist, historian, and Benedict biographer, Schachter discusses the book's importance for current readers. Also included is a foreword by anthropologist Margaret Mead from 1958, a time when colonial ties around the world were unravelling and civil rights unrest was a daily occurrence in the United States"--
Tales of the Cochiti Indians by Ruth Benedict( Book )

4 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zuni mythology by Ruth Benedict( Book )

29 editions published between 1935 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthropologist at work; writings of Ruth Benedict by Ruth Benedict( Book )

32 editions published between 1959 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is both the history of a new approach to anthropology and the biography of a brilliant, sensitive, and elusive woman. It is the posthumous product of a long collaboration between two distinguished anthropologists, Ruth Benedict, who died in 1948, and Margaret Mead, who was first her pupil, then her friend and colleague, and now her literary executor and biographer. The approach can best be described in Ruth Benedict's own phrase: that a culture is "a personality writ large." It is a people's culture that binds them together, and culture is inherited not biologically but through customs handed down from one generation to another. As each individual is related to his cultural background, so is each culture related to the general background. This theory is illuminated and its development shown through a careful selection from Benedict's articles, journals, and correspondence, woven into a continuous narrative and amplified by Mead. From this narrative, there emerges the figure of a complex and fascinating woman, at once diffident and determined, gentle and inflexible, affectionate and solitary. The paradox of Benedict's life as daughter, wife, student, teacher, poet, researcher, and writer is interpreted by the lucid and perceptive observations which introduce each section and make this book by two of the foremost anthropologists of our generation unique.--From publisher description
Race and racism by Ruth Benedict( Book )

47 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of the guardian spirit in North America by Ruth Benedict( Book )

20 editions published between 1923 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The races of mankind by Ruth Benedict( Book )

34 editions published between 1943 and 1980 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General anthropology by Franz Boas( Book )

28 editions published between 1938 and 1967 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O'odham creation & related events by Ruth Benedict( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together dozens of stories collected in 1927 by anthropologist Ruth Benedict during her only visit to the Pimas, plus songs and orations that accompanied a telling. It also includes a previously unpublished text by Benedict, "Figures of Speech among the Pima."
Thai culture and behavior : an unpublished war-time study dated September, 1943 by Ruth Benedict( Book )

29 editions published between 1943 and 1987 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Henry's backyard; the races of mankind by Ruth Benedict( Book )

6 editions published between 1947 and 1948 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A humorous look at cartoon characters shows that all humans are really the same, despite differences in skin color
Tales of the Cochiti Indians by Ruth Benedict( Book )

26 editions published between 1931 and 2008 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Echantillons de civilisations (Patterns of Culture) by Ruth Benedict( Book )

21 editions published between 1950 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showers( Book )

2 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urformen der Kultur by Ruth Benedict( Book )

9 editions published between 1955 and 1963 in German and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Rassenfrage in Wissenschaft und Politik by Ruth Benedict( Book )

3 editions published in 1947 in German and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bicycling by Ruth Benedict( Book )

5 editions published in 1944 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race and cultural relations : America's answer to the myth of a master race by Ruth Benedict( Book )

5 editions published between 1942 and 1949 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The chrysanthemum and the sword : patterns of Japanese culture
The chrysanthemum and the sword : patterns of Japanese cultureO'odham creation & related eventsScientists and storytellers : feminist anthropologists and the construction of the American SouthwestFrom the modernist annex : American women writers in museums and librariesRuth Benedict : beyond relativity, beyond patternRuth BenedictIntertwined lives : Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict and their circle
Alternative Names
Benedhikuto, Rūsu 1887-1948

Benedict R.

Benedict R. 1887-1948

Benedict, R. (Ruth), 1887-1948

Benedict, Ruth 1887-1948

Benedict, Ruth, 1887-1948 -- 菊と刀.

Benedict, Ruth F. 1887-1948

Benedict Ruth Fulton

Benedict Ruth Fulton 1887-1948

Benedictová, Ruth

Bennidikete, Lusi 1887-1948

Fulton Benedict, Ruth 1887-1948

Fulton Ruth

Fulton, Ruth 1887-1948

Fulton, Ruth Benedict 1887-1948

Lusi Bennidikete 1887-1948

Panfilo Costa American anthropologist and folklorologist

Rut Benedikt

Ruth Benedict Amerikaans antropologe (1887-1948)

Ruth Benedict amerikansk sosialantropolog

Ruth Benedict amerykańska antropolog

Ruth Benedict anthropologue, auteur de nombreux livres d'ethnologie comparée

Ruth Benedict Antropolog og folklorist

Ruth Benedict antropóloga estadounidense

Ruth Benedict antropòloga estatunidenca

Ruth Benedict antropóloga estauxunidense

Ruth Benedict antropóloga norte-americana

Ruth Benedict antropologa statunitense

Ruth Benedict Antropóloga y folcloróloga estadounidense

Ruth Benedict antropologo estatubatuarra

Ruth Benedict US-amerikanische Anthropologin

Ruth Benedictová

Ruth Fulton Benedict

Ruth Fultonová Benedictová

Ρουθ Μπένεντικτ Αμερικανίδα ανθρωπολόγος

Бенедикт Р.

Бенедикт Р. 1887-1948

Бенедикт Р.Ф

Бенедикт Р.Ф. 1887-1948

Бенедикт Рут

Бенедикт, Рут 1887-1948

Рут Бенедикт

Рут Бенедикт американски антрополог

Рут Бенедикт американский антрополог, представитель этнопсихологического направления в американской антропологии

Рут Бенедыкт

רות בנדיקט

روث بندكت

روث بندكت، 1887-1948

روث بندكت عالمة بعلوم الإنسان من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

روث بندیکت

ਰੁਥ ਬੈਨੇਡਿਕਟ

ரூத் பெனடிக்ட்

രൂത്ത് ബെനഡിക്ട്

รูธ เบเนดิกต์

루스 베니딕트

베네딕트, 루드 1887-1948

베네딕트, 루스 1887-1948

베네딕트, 루스 풀턴 1887-1948

ベネディクト, R

ベネディクト, ルース

ベネディクト, ルース 1887-1948


ルースベネディクト 1887-1948

本尼迪克特, 鲁斯 1887-1948



鲁斯本尼迪克特 1887-1948