Ruth Benedict — Patterns of Culture

100,00 DKK

“Benedict’s Patterns of Culture is a foundational text in teaching us the value of diversity. Her hope for the future still has resonance in the twenty-first century: that recognition of cultural relativity will create an appreciation for ‘the coexisting and equally valid patterns of life which mankind has created for itself from the raw materials of existence.'” — (Louise Lamphere).

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“Patterns of Culture. With a New Preface by Margaret Mead”. A Mentor Book Paperback, 1960 (1934). XV, 254 pp. Well preserved copy

The classic introduction to cultural studies, “Patterns of Culture is an eloquent declaration of the role of culture in shaping human life. In this fascinating work, the renowned anthropologist Ruth Benedict compares three societies — the Zuni of the southwestern United States, the Kwakiutl of western Canada, and the Dobuans of Melanesia — and demonstrates the diversity of behaviors in them. Benedict’s groundbreaking study shows that a unique configuration of traits defines each human culture and she examines the relationship between culture and the individual. Featuring prefatory remarks by Franz Boas, Margaret Mead, and Louise Lamphere, this provocative work ultimately explores what it means to be human. “That today the modern world is on such easy terms with the concept of culture . . . is in very great part due to this book.” — Margaret Mead.

Ruth Benedict — Patterns of Culture

100,00 DKK

In stock