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The book also affected Japanese conceptions of themselves.

Ruth Benedict

Japanese social critic and philosopher Tamotsu Aoki said that the translated book “helped invent a new tradition for postwar Japan. Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict are considered to be the two most influential and xrisantemo anthropologists of their time. In her search for a career, she decided to attend some lectures at the New School for Social Research while looking into the possibility of becoming an educational philosopher. She received her PhD and joined the faculty in American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Between andthe book sold only 28, hardback copies, and a paperback edition was not issued until University of California Press. However, Sapir showed little understanding for Benedict’s private thoughts and feelings. Instead of romanticizing the event, she revealed the true, unromantic, arranged marriage that Lulu went through because the man would take her, even though he was much older.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Benedict College in Stony Brook University has been named after her. Other Japanese who have read this work, according to Margaret Mead, found it on the whole benefict but somewhat “moralistic”.


The Chrysanthemum and the Sword. Although it has received harsh criticism, the book has continued to be influential. Office of War Informationin order to understand and predict beedict behavior of the Japanese in World War II by reference to a series of contradictions in traditional culture. According to Lummis, who interviewed Hashima, the circumstances helped introduce a certain bias into Benedict’s research: She studied the relationships between personality, art, language and culture, insisting that no trait existed in isolation or self-sufficiency, a theory which she championed in her Patterns of Culture.

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Stanley suffered an injury that made him want to spend more time away from the city, and Benedict was not happy when the couple moved to Bedford Hills far away from the city. Hodge —16 Alfred L. Unable to visit Nazi Germany or Japan under Hirohitoanthropologists made use of the cultural materials to produce studies at a distance.

For instance, Americans considered it quite natural that American prisoners of war would want their families to know futh they were alive and that they would keep quiet when they were asked for information about troop movements, etc. espdaa

Sections of the book were mentioned in Takeo Doi ‘s book, The Anatomy of Dependencethough Doi is highly critical of Benedict’s concept that Japan has a ‘shame’ culture, whose emphasis is on how one’s moral conduct appears to outsiders in contradistinction to America’s Christian ‘guilt’ culture, in which the emphasis is on individual’s internal conscience.


For example, David Friend Aberle writes that the Pueblo people may be calm, gentle, and much given to ritual when in one mood or set of circumstances, but they may be suspicious, retaliatory, and warlike in other circumstances.

This book is an instance of Anthropology at a Distance. Belva Lockwood Lucretia Mott. In that year alone, 70, copies of the book were sold in China.

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For example, she described the emphasis on restraint in Pueblo cultures of the American southwest, and the emphasis on abandon in the Native American cultures of the Great Plains.

Fulton loved his work and research, it eventually led to his premature death, as he acquired an unknown disease during one of his surgeries in Benedict was among the leading cultural anthropologists who were recruited by the US government for war-related research and consultation after the US entry into World War II.

Anthropologists by nationality Anthropology by year Bibliography Journals List of indigenous peoples Benedicf. Benedict’s war work included a major study, largely completed inaimed at understanding Japanese culture.