This critique of the 1934 book finds that although Benedict’s claims are mostly valid, her argumentative style has many fallacies and is thus confusing to the reader. The major themes of the book (such as cultural relativity, racism, the definition of “abnormality” in societies, and the role of culture in determining behavior) are also discussed. 5 pages, 16footnotes,1bibliography.
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