Ruth Benedict

Standard Name: Benedict, Ruth


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Family and Intimate relationships Margaret Mead
MM had notable affairs with a female fellow undergraduate, Leone Newton , and with fellow-anthropologist Reo Fortune (who later became her second husband). Many of her professional colleagues throughout her career, both male and female...
Instructor Zora Neale Hurston
Among her instructors were Franz Boas and Ruth Benedict , poet and author of Patterns of Culture (1934). Before graduating, Hurston travelled to the South on a Carter G. Woodson Foundation fellowship, in her first...
Instructor Margaret Mead
After graduating from high school in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, MM intended to go to Wellesley College , her mother's alma mater, which was then an all-female institution. But her father refused to fund her higher...
Literary responses Margaret Mead
Once again this book proved highly controversial.
Maksel, Rebecca. “Love among anthropologists”. Women’s Review of Books, Vol.
, No. 4, pp. 15-16.
Ruth Benedict , however, offered it unqualified praise in a review in the New York Herald Tribune.
Banner, Lois W. Intertwined Lives: Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict, and Their Circle. Alfred A. Knopf, p. xii; 540 pp.
Literary responses Mary Wollstonecraft
Virginia Woolf celebrated Wollstonecraft's immortality in 1929; Marjorie Bowen wrote of her critically in 1937 yet entitled her work This Shining Woman. The future anthropologist Ruth Benedict , with her own career yet to...
Textual Production Margaret Mead
MM published a study of Ruth Benedict in the Leaders of Modern Anthropology series put out by Columbia University .
British Library Catalogue.
Textual Production Amabel Williams-Ellis
She followed this with many more instructional works for children, which address such topics as human biology (in How You Began, 1928, and How You Are Made1932) and the relation of food to...


1946: US anthropologist Ruth Benedict (1887-1948,...

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US anthropologist Ruth Benedict (1887-1948, mentor and close associate of Margaret Mead ) published her best-known work, The Crysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture.


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