Fetishizing Fieldwork on the Road to Essentialism

Anthropology Beyond Culture - Adieu Culture

Fieldwork and the ethnographic monograph invited closure around cultural wholes. Anthropology can defend the concept of culture while jettisoning the word.

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.

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