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Geertz, Clifford

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Works: 359 works in 1,415 publications in 7 languages and 26,848 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction
Classifications: GN315, 306
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The interpretation of cultures : selected essays by Clifford Geertz( Book )

116 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 2,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about
Local knowledge : further essays in interpretive anthropology by Clifford Geertz( Book )

65 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In essays covering everything from art and common sense to charisma and constructions of the self, the eminent cultural anthropologist and author of The Interpretation of Cultures deepens our understanding of human societies through the intimacies of "local knowledge." A companion volume to The Interpretation of Cultures, this book continues Geertzs exploration of the meaning of culture and the importance of shared cultural symbolism. With a new introduction by the author
The religion of Java by Clifford Geertz( Book )

71 editions published between 1959 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam observed; religious development in Morocco and Indonesia by Clifford Geertz( Book )

47 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Geertz begins his argument by outlining the problem conceptually and providing an overview of the two countries. He then traces the evolution of their classical religious styles which, with disparate settings and unique histories, produced strikingly different spiritual climates. So in Morocco, the Islamic conception of life came to mean activism, moralism, and intense individuality, while in Indonesia the same concept emphasized aestheticism, inwardness, and the radical dissolution of personality. In order to assess the significance of these interesting developments, Mr. Geertz sets forth a series of theoretical observations concerning the social role of religion. -- Back cover
Works and lives : the anthropologist as author by Clifford Geertz( Book )

41 editions published between 1889 and 2007 in English and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agricultural involution : the process of ecological change in Indonesia by Clifford Geertz( Book )

56 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peddlers and princes; social change and economic modernization in two Indonesian towns by Clifford Geertz( Book )

50 editions published between 1963 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Available light : anthropological reflections on philosophical topics by Clifford Geertz( Book )

29 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of essays, Clifford Geertz explores the nature of his anthropological work in relation to a broader public, serving as the foremost spokesperson of his generation of scholars, those who came of age after World War II. Geertz, who once considered a career in philosophy, begins by explaining how he got swept into the revolutionary movement of symbolic anthropology. At that point, his work began to encompass not only the ethnography of groups in Southeast Asia and North Africa, but also the study of how meaning is made in all cultures--or, to use his phrase, to explore the "frames of meaning" in which people everywhere live out their lives. His philosophical orientation helped him to establish the role of anthropology within broader intellectual circles and led him to address the work of such leading thinkers as Charles Taylor, Thomas Kuhn, William James, and Jerome Bruner. In this volume, Geertz comments on their work as he explores questions in political philosophy, psychology, and religion that have intrigued him throughout his career but that now hold particular relevance in light of postmodernist thinking and multiculturalism. Available Light offers discussions of concepts such as nation, identity, country, and self, with a reminder that like symbols in general, their meanings are not categorically fixed but grow and change through time and place
The social history of an Indonesian town by Clifford Geertz( Book )

30 editions published between 1963 and 1975 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Negara : the theatre state in nineteenth-century Bali by Clifford Geertz( Book )

22 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kinship in Bali by Hildred Geertz( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myth, symbol, and culture by Clifford Geertz( Book )

24 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meaning and order in Moroccan society : three essays in cultural analysis by Clifford Geertz( Book )

16 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three essays, independently written and richly armored with tables, figures, and appendices, do not present a common front on Morocco (though at times they tend at least stylistically to appropriate the field). They are all based on intensive anthropological fieldwork in and around a single town, Sefrou, in the foothills of the Middle Atlas mountains. They are united, the authors tell us, by "the view that the systems of meaning, whether highly explicit like Islam or rather less so like hospitality, in terms of which individuals live out their lives constitute what order those lives attain" (p. 6). They are united also-and this constitutes their interest-by a conceptual anguish and a quest for an appropriate set of categories for grasping what to the Westerner appears to be a very elusive, slippery sort of social and cultural reality. -- Review from https://www.jstor.org (Sep. 9, 2016)
Dichte Beschreibung : Beiträge zum Verstehen kultureller Systeme by Clifford Geertz( Book )

31 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in German and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life among the anthros and other essays by Clifford Geertz( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Clifford Geertz (1926-2006) was perhaps the most influential anthropologist of our time, but his influence extended far beyond his field to encompass all facets of contemporary life. Nowhere were his gifts for directness, humor, and steady revelation more evident than in the pages of the New York Review of Books, where for nearly four decades he shared his acute vision of the world in all its peculiarity. This book brings together the finest of Geertz's review essays from the New York Review along with a representative selection of later pieces written at the height of his powers, some that first appeared in periodicals such as Dissent, others never before published. This collection exemplifies Geertz's extraordinary range of concerns, beginning with his first essay for the Review in 1967, in which he reviews, with muffled hilarity, the anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski. This book includes Geertz's unflinching meditations on Western academia's encounters with the non-Western world, and on the shifting and clashing places of societies in the world generally. Geertz writes eloquently and arrestingly about such major figures as Gandhi, Foucault, and Genet, and on topics as varied as Islam, globalization, feminism, and the failings of nationalism. Life among the Anthros and Other Essays demonstrates Geertz's uncommon wisdom and consistently keen and hopeful humor, confirming his status as one of our most important and enduring public intellectuals." -- Jacket
Clifford Geertz by his colleagues( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clifford Geertz is the most influential American anthropologist of the past four decades. His writings have defined and given character to the intellectual agenda of a meaning-centered, non-reductive interpretive social science and have provoked much excitement and debate about the nature of human understanding
Person, time, and conduct in Bali: an essay in cultural analysis by Clifford Geertz( Book )

17 editions published between 1966 and 1993 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La interpretación de las culturas by Clifford Geertz( Book )

26 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A diferencia del enfoque tradicional de la antropología, que se regía por el estilo de trabajo de las ciencias naturales, Geertz propone una antropología más cercana a las ciencias humanas, cuya terea principal no es medir y clasificar, sino interpretar
After the fact : two countries, four decades, one anthropologist by Clifford Geertz( Book )

23 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To view his two towns in time, Pare in Indonesia and Sefrou in Morocco, Geertz adopts various perspectives on anthropological research and analysis during the post-colonial period, the Cold War, and the emergence of the new states of Asia and Africa. Throughout, he clarifies his own position on a broad series of issues at once empirical, methodological, theoretical, and personal. The result is a truly original book, one that displays a particular way of practicing the human sciences and thus a particular - and particularly efficacious - view of what these sciences are, have been, and should become
Clifford Geertz : culture, custom, and ethics by Fred Inglis( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first full-scale study of the work of Clifford Geertz, who is one of the best-known anthropologists in the world today. Fred Inglis situates Geertz's thought in the context of his life and times, reviewing its forty-year range." "Geertz's progress is charted in detail by his field work in Java, Bali and Morocco, as well as his work in the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His two collections of essays, the Interpretation of Cultures and Local Knowledge, are summarized and criticized. The celebrated and controversial essay on the Balinese cockfight is defended against its critics, and in an extended conclusion, his account of the Balinese Theatre-State is, as Geertz suggests, proposed as a more adequate method for the combined study of culture and politics than the professionals' routine application of heavy-handed concepts such as 'power' and 'status'."--Jacket
 
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The interpretation of cultures : selected essays
Alternative Names
Clifford Geertz Amerikaans antropoloog (1926-2006)

Clifford Geertz antropolog amerykański

Clifford Geertz antropologo statunitense

Clifford Geertz nhà nhân loại học/dân tộc học người Mỹ

Clifford Geertz US-amerikanischer Anthropologe

Geerts, Clifford 1926-2006

Geertz, Clifford

Geertz, Clifford 1926-2006

Geertz, Clifford C.

Geertz Clifford C. 1926-2006

Geertz, Clifford James

Geertz, Clifford James 1926-2006

Gīrcs, Klifords 1926-2006

Κλίφορντ Γκερτζ

Клифорд Гирц

Клиффорд Гирц

Клифърд Гиърц

Кліфорд Ґірц

גירץ, קליפורד

גירץ, קליפורד 1926-2006

קליפורד גירץ

کلیفورد گیرتز

ক্লিফোর্ড গার্টস

기어츠, 클리퍼드

기어츠, 클리퍼드 1926-2006

기어츠, 클리포드 1926-2006

ギーアツ, C

ギアーツ, クリフォード

クリフォード・ギアツ

克利弗德·紀爾茲

Languages
English (645)

German (37)

Spanish (29)

French (17)

Chinese (7)

Turkish (3)

Japanese (2)

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Local knowledge : further essays in interpretive anthropologyThe religion of JavaIslam observed; religious development in Morocco and IndonesiaWorks and lives : the anthropologist as authorAgricultural involution : the process of ecological change in IndonesiaPeddlers and princes; social change and economic modernization in two Indonesian townsAvailable light : anthropological reflections on philosophical topicsNegara : the theatre state in nineteenth-century Bali