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Library of Congress Web site, January 13, She used the Nietzschean opposites of “Apollonian” and “Dionysian” as the stimulus for her thought about these Native American cultures. In contrast, the worshipers of Dionysusthe god of wineemphasized wildness, abandon, letting go, as did Native Americans.

Sections of the book were mentioned in Takeo Doi ‘s book, The Anatomy of Dependencethough Doi is highly critical of Benedict’s concept that Japan has a ‘shame’ culture, whose emphasis is on how one’s moral conduct appears to outsiders in contradistinction to America’s Christian ‘guilt’ culture, in which the emphasis is on individual’s internal conscience. She desired to show that each culture has its own moral imperatives that can be understood only if one studies that culture as a whole.

Ruth Benedict

In that year alone, 70, copies of the book were sold in China. In her book Patterns of Culture crisanteml, Benedict studied the Pueblo culture and how they dealt with grieving and death. Goodman —07 Setha Low —09 Virginia R. While working there she gained her interest in Asia that would later affect her choice of fieldwork as a working anthropologist. American Women in Science: Casagrande Edward H.

Presidents of the American Anthropological Association. Unable to visit Nazi Germany or Japan under Hirohitoanthropologists made use of the cultural materials to produce studies at a distance. The nations united against fascismthey continue, include “the most different physical types of men. Retrieved from ” https: Boas regarded Benedict as an asset to the anthropology department, and in he appointed her as Assistant Professor in Anthropology, something impossible until her divorce from Stanley Benedict that same year.

Embree, The Japanese Nation: Margaret Sanger Sojourner Truth. Soon after the translation was published, Japanese scholars, including Kazuko TsurumiTetsuro Watsujiand Kunio Yanagita criticized the book as inaccurate and having methodological errors.

Each culture, she held, chooses from “the great arc of human potentialities” only a few characteristics which become the leading personality traits of the persons living in that culture. However, Japanese prisoners of war apparently gave information freely and did not try to contact their families. Views Read Edit View history. Societies all have social norms that they follow; some allow more expression when dealing with death, such as mourning, while other societies are not allowed to acknowledge it.


University of California Press. As she described the Kwakiutl of the Pacific Northwest based on the fieldwork of her mentor Boasthe Pueblo of New Mexico among whom she had direct experiencethe nations of the Great Plains, the Dobu culture of New Guinea regarding whom she relied upon Mead and Reo Fortune ‘s fieldworkshe gave evidence that their values, even where they may seem strange, are intelligible in terms of their own coherent cultural systems and should be understood and respected.

For her, the greatest taboos in life were crying in front of people and showing expressions of pain. 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.

Moralityshe argued, was relative to the values of the culture in which one operated. After Benedict died of a heart attack inMead kept the legacy of Benedict’s work going by supervising projects that Benedict would have looked after, and editing and publishing notes from studies that Benedict had collected throughout her life.

Bennett and Michio Nagai, two scholars on Japan, pointed out in that the translated book “has appeared in Japan during a period of intense national self-examination — a period during which Japanese intellectuals and writers have been studying the ruhh and meaning of Japanese history and character, in one of their perennial attempts to benedicf the most desirable course of Japanese development. Benedict is known not only for her earlier Patterns of Culture but also for her later book The Chrysanthemum and the Swordthe study of the society and culture of Japan that she published in crissntemo, incorporating results of her war-time research.

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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. Wallace Joseph B. After high school, Margery her sister and Ruth were able to enter St Margaret’s School for Girlsa college preparatory school, with help from a full-time scholarship. Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint: For example, David Friend Aberle writes that the Pueblo people may be calm, gentle, and much given to ritual when in one mood or set of circumstances, but they may be suspicious, retaliatory, and warlike in other circumstances.


However, she was unhappy with this job as well and, after one year, left to teach English in Pasadena at the Orton School for Girls.

Hodge —16 Alfred L. While they were very close friends for a while, it was ultimately the differences in worldview and personality that led their friendship to strand.

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This book is an instance of Anthropology at a Distance. The techniques were necessitated by anthropologists’ inability to visit Nazi Germany or wartime Japan.

Study of a culture through its literaturethrough newspaper clippings, through films and recordings, etc. J Kardiner was also affected by these ideas, and in time, the concept of “modal personality” was born: The book began a discussion among Japanese scholars about “shame culture” vs. The essential idea in Patterns of Culture is, according to the foreword by Margaret Mead, “her view of human cultures as ‘personality writ large.

An anthropologist at work: 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. Any mention of him caused her to be overwhelmed by grief; every March she cried at church and in bed.

Moses —97 Esspada H. The book also affected Japanese conceptions of laa.