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 Borne in New York  Fascinated with death after her father died  Received her first degree in English Literature at Vassar College.  Received her.

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2  Borne in New York  Fascinated with death after her father died  Received her first degree in English Literature at Vassar College.  Received her Ph.D. from Colombia University in Anthropology

3  She taught at Columbia University from  Worked under Franz Boas, another anthropologist  Friend and colleague to Margaret Mead  Crested a co dependency with Margaret and worked together with her.

4  One of the first to apply anthropology to advanced societies  She focused on the current societies and issues  Studied race and religion and it’s effects and influences on politics and society.

5  Ruth wanted to break down and understand stereotypes with her work  Her studies of advanced civilizations lead her to study the Japanese and their culture during World War ii  The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture  Trying to understand the people America was at war with

6  Race, Religion and Politics  Patterns of Culture  The Races of Mankind  Zuni Mythology And many more…

7  Ruth Benedict wanted to understand why there was racism and prejudice within cultures.  She wanted to understand what drove societies today to react the way they do to certain classes of people.  Trough her work she hoped to break down the social barriers to help the progression of mankind.

8 Ruth Benedict: An American Anthropologist

9 Anthropology, University of South Florida. Ruth Fulton Benedict.. NNDB. Ruth Benedict.. University, E-museums at Minnnesota State. Ruth Fulton Benedict..


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