Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture

Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture
Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture
Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture
Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture
Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture
Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture
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Ruth Benedict (1887-1948) was an American anthropologist. Her 1934 book, Patterns of Culture, was translated into fourteen languages and for years was used as standard reading material for anthropology courses in American universities. Benedict's theory of cultural relativism promoted the idea of studying and accepting different cultures for their unique traits. She felt it was wrong to look down on the customs or values of a culture different from one's own.

Benedict’s 1946 study of Japan is a revealing look at Japanese culture and how it differs from American culture, making The Chrysanthemum and the Sword essential reading for anyone interested in 1940's era Japan.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company; The Riverside Press, Cambridge. Scarce 1st edition (later printing); dust jacket in protective mylar cover; edges worn; green cloth stamped with gilt on cover and spine; front hinge cracked inside; deckled edges; one spot in middle of fore-edge. G/G

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55723999
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1946
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DJ Hardcover
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