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Ruth Benedict

Ruth Benedict (born Ruth Fulton, June 5, 1887 – September 17, 1948) was an American anthropologist and folklorist.

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Anthropology - Anthropological Traditions - United States - Franz Boas
... included Alfred Kroeber, Robert Lowie, Edward Sapir and Ruth Benedict, who each produced richly detailed studies of indigenous North American cultures ... and Personality' studies carried out by younger Boasians such as Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict ... remain popular with the American public, Mead and Benedict never had the impact on the discipline of anthropology that some expected ...
Ruth Benedict - Publications
... "Journals." An Anthropologist at Work Writings of Ruth Benedict ... My Life..." An Anthropologist at Work Writings of Ruth Benedict ... Benedict "Two Diaries" An Anthropologist at Work Writings of Ruth Benedict ...

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    Racism is an ism to which everyone in the world today is exposed; for or against, we must take sides. And the history of the future will differ according to the decision which we make.
    Ruth Benedict (1887–1948)

    The mere fact of leaving ultimate social control in the hands of the people has not guaranteed that men will be able to conduct their lives as free men. Those societies where men know they are free are often democracies, but sometimes they have strong chiefs and kings. ... they have, however, one common characteristic: they are all alike in making certain freedoms common to all citizens, and inalienable.
    —Ruth Benedict (1887–1948)