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Patterns of Culture Paperback – January 25, 2006
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The diversity of cultures and the coherent pattern that they form are presented as the core message of anthropology. The argument is made stronger by references to other social sciences and by powerful metaphors. According to Benedict, all the possible human behaviors are distributed along a great "arc" which covers the whole range of possible cultural traits. Each culture then select along this arc a configuration of human possibilities that fits its environment and forms a coherent whole.Read more ›
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In patterns of culture Ruth Benedict introduced to the methodological concept of comparative anthropology. Read morePublished on May 1, 2013 by Jude Michael Zambarakji
I had to read this book for my writing about cultures course this summer. While this book is considered to be a classic work in anthropology, doesn't mean that it is easy or... Read morePublished on June 23, 2011 by zkascak