The Resource Patterns of culture, (ebook)

Patterns of culture, (ebook)

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Patterns of culture
Title
Patterns of culture
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Language
eng
Summary
A remarkable introduction to cultural studies, Patterns of Culture is an eloquent declaration of the role of culture in shaping human life. In this fascinating work, the renowned anthropologist Ruth Benedict compares three societies -- the Zuni of the southwestern United States, the Kwakiutl of western Canada, and the Dobuans of Melanesia -- and demonstrates the diversity of behaviors in them. Benedict's groundbreaking study shows that a unique configuration of traits defines each human culture and she examines the relationship between culture and the individual. Featuring prefatory remarks by Franz Boas, Margaret Mead, and Louise Lamphere, this provocative work ultimately explores what it means to be human."That today the modern world is on such easy terms with the concept of culture . . . is in very great part due to this book." -- Margaret Mead"Benedict's Patterns of Culture is a foundational text in teaching us the value of diversity. Her hope for the future still has resonance in the twenty-first century: that recognition of cultural relativity will create an appreciation for 'the coexisting and equally valid patterns of life which mankind has created for itself from the raw materials of existence.'" -- from the new foreword by Louise Lamphere, past president of the American Anthrolopological AssociationRuth Benedict (1887-1948) was one of the most eminent anthropologists of the twentieth century. Her profoundly influential books Patterns of Culture and The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture were bestsellers when they were first published, and they have remained indispensable works for the study of culture in the many decades
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Midwest
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1887-1948
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Benedict, Ruth
Dewey number
306
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Culture
  • Ethnopsychology
  • Zuni Indians
  • Kwakiutl Indians
  • Ethnology
  • Electronic books
  • Dobu Island (Papua New Guinea)
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adult
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Patterns of culture, (ebook)
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multicolored
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txt
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9780547523927
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12016525
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remote
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12016525
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Patterns of culture, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780547523927
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12016525
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12016525
System control number
MWT12016525
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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