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Configurations of Culture in North America by Ruth Benedict, edited and with an introduction by Alex Golub

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Title:Configurations of Culture in North America by Ruth Benedict, edited and with an introduction by Alex Golub
Authors:Benedict, Ruth
Golub, Alex
United States
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LC Subject Headings:Benedict, Ruth, 1887-1948
Date Issued:17 Jan 2014
Series:Savage Minds Occasional Papers No. 8
Abstract:This edition of “Configurations of Culture in North America” is the openest, freest, and shortest summary of Ruth Benedict’s 1934 classic _Patterns of Culture_ available. In it, Benedict rehearses the same arguments — often with the same data — that we see in _Patterns_. I hope that it will introduce these arguments to readers who do not have the time (or money) to read _Patterns_, which is still under copyright (at least in the United States).
Rights:This original work is copyright by Alex Golub, 2013. The author has issued the work under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States license. You are free to share - to copy, distribute and transmit the work; and to remix - to adapt the work, under the following conditions: • attribution - you must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author; • noncommercial - you may not use this work for commercial purposes; • share alike - if you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one. This work includes excerpts from Benedict, Ruth. 1932. Configurations of culture in North America. American Anthropologist 34 (1): 1-27. American Anthropological Association article content published before 1964 is in the public domain and may be used and copied without permission. For more information see The original article appears at The author has taken care to respect the rights of all copyright holders and welcomes communications regarding the copyright status of this work. Please contact him at
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