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The Science of Culture: The Bearing of Anthropology on Contemporary Thought by Ruth Benedict, edited and with an introduction by Alex Golub

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Title: The Science of Culture: The Bearing of Anthropology on Contemporary Thought by Ruth Benedict, edited and with an introduction by Alex Golub
Authors: Benedict, Ruth
Golub, Alex
Keywords: custom
culture
human nature
anthropology
LC Subject Headings: Benedict, Ruth, 1887-1948
Ethnology
Issue Date: 04 Feb 2014
Series/Report no.: Savage Minds Occasional Papers No. 10
Abstract: In this SMOPS I’m very pleased to present “The Science of Culture,” an essay that Ruth Benedict published in 1929 and has languished unread since then. “Science of Culture” was significantly revised to become the first chapter of Patterns of Culture, so readers will be familiar with the ideas expressed in it. However, this original version is significantly different from that chapter, and works better as a standalone essay. It seems that every decade or so, anthropologists feel the need to write an essay to tell a general audience what our discipline’s main findings and beliefs are. This article, like Kroeber’s “The Superorganic” published 12 years earlier, is Benedict’s version of a popular account of the anthropological credo.
Pages/Duration: 13
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10524/36022
Rights: This original work is copyright by Alex Golub, 2014. 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; 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 is an edited version of Benedict, Ruth. 1929. The Science of Culture: The Bearing of Anthropology on Contemporary Theory. The Century Magazine 117 (6): 641-649. This work is in the public domain because its copyright was not renewed. 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 golub@hawaii.edu.
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