Ruth Benedict: A Humanist in Anthropology by Margaret MeadRuth Benedict: A Humanist in Anthropology by Margaret Mead

Ruth Benedict: A Humanist in Anthropology

byMargaret MeadForeword byLois Banner, Nancy Lutkehaus

Paperback | November 2, 2005

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By weaving discussions of the personal and professional writings of Ruth Benedict, Margaret Mead presents the anthropologist's work in the context of her life and times. Mead also defends Benedict's humanistic approach to anthropology as she considers considers her most important works. In addition to a selection of Benedict's anthropological writings, this edition includes new forewords by two leading Benedict scholars.

Margaret Mead was one of the most influential anthropologists of the twentieth century. She was the author of Coming of Age in Samoa, among other works.Lois Banner is professor of history and gender studies at the University of Southern California. Her works include Intertwined Lives: Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict, and Their Circle.Nan...
Title:Ruth Benedict: A Humanist in AnthropologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.75 × 1 × 0.68 inPublished:November 2, 2005Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231134916

ISBN - 13:9780231134910

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Mead's biography of Benedict stands as both an important historical reckoning and a documentation of a mode of anthropological understanding in the discipline's early years. We can learn a good deal about professional commitment and the history of the intellect in the twentieth century through reading it.