Patterns of Culture (1934) wins Jared Diamond (2012)

Patterns of Culture - Ruth Benedict

Ruth Benedict’s Patterns of Culture wins Jared Diamond for conceptual clarity, writing style, ethnographic example, and impact. Pretty good for 1934.

What is American Anthropology? – 4 July 2012

For a July 2013 update see Public Anthropology and Bill Gates: We Cannot Abandon Humanity For most of the world, 4 July 2012 was a midweek Wednesday. How most of the world shares that calendar is another important story for anthropology, but for now I write from the United States of America, where many people … Read more


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