Ruth Benedict

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Ruth Fulton Benedict (June 5, 1887 – September 17, 1948) was an American anthropologist and folklorist.


  • Tales of the Cochiti Indians, Washington: Smithsonian Institution/ U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1931, PDF, PDF IA.
  • Patterns of Culture, foreword by Margaret Mead, Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1934, 260 pp., PDF; reprint, London: Routledge, London, 1935; New York: Penguin Books, 1946; 1959; 1973, PDF, ARG.
  • Race and Racism, London: George Rotledge & Sons Ltd., 1942; 1943; 1945; PDF.
  • Race: science and politics, New York: Viking Press, 1940; rev. ed., 1945, IA.
  • with Gene Weltfish, The Races of Mankind, New York: Public Affairs Committee, 1943, IA, HTML
  • The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture, Boston: Houghton, Mifflin Company, 1946, 324 pp., ARG/Epub; Rutland, VT and Tokyo, Japan: Charles E. Tuttle Co. 1954; Houghton Mifflin, 1989.
  • Romanian Culture and Behavior, intro. Margaret Mead, New York: Institute for Inter-Cultural Studies, 1946. Review
    • Cultura şi comportamentul la români, editor Theodoratus, Robert J., [Norcross, USA]: Criterion Publishing, 2002, 121 pp. (Romanian)
  • An Anthropologist at Work: Writings of Ruth Benedict, ed. Margaret Mead, Greenwood Press, 1977.


  • Hilary Lapsley, Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict: The Kinship of Women, University of Massachusetts Press, 2001.
  • Virginia Heyer Young, Ruth Benedict: Beyond Relativity, Beyond Pattern, University of Nebraska Press, 2005, PDF.