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Geertz, Clifford

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Works: 391 works in 1,571 publications in 8 languages and 28,183 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  Festschriften  Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction
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The interpretation of cultures : selected essays by Clifford Geertz( Book )

131 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in English and held by 2,996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book 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 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 -- Provided by the publisher
Local knowledge : further essays in interpretive anthropology by Clifford Geertz( Book )

74 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,083 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
Available light : anthropological reflections on philosophical topics by Clifford Geertz( Book )

30 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,598 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 religion of Java by Clifford Geertz( Book )

71 editions published between 1959 and 1996 in English and held by 1,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first of a series on contemporary Javanese life, the research for which has been sponsored by the Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Islam observed; religious development in Morocco and Indonesia by Clifford Geertz( Book )

50 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,429 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 )

56 editions published between 1889 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Este libro pionero supone uno de los primeros intentos de establecer una lectura en extensión y en profundidad de algunos de los más importantes textos de la antropología, con el fin de caracterizar las semejanzas y diferencias de los textos antropológicos respecto de los de otras disciplinas, tanto de las ciencias como de las humanidades, y contribuir a la teoría literaria desde la perspectiva de la escritura antropológica. La esencia del libro está constituida por el análisis desde diversos ángulos de cuatro figuras muy distintas de la antropología: Claude Lévi-Strauss, Edward Evan Evans-Pritchar, Bronislaw Malinowski y Ruth Benedict. Así, Tristes trópicos se analiza como un texto hojaldrado, configurado por diferentes géneros de escritura, superpuestos unos a otros. La obra de Evans-Pritchar se aborda desde el punto de vista de las técnicas retóricas que emplea para caracterizar a la sociedad africana. Se estudia a Malinowski desde la perspectiva de la construcción del> del etnógrafo en el interior del texto etnográfico. Y, finalmente, Geertz analiza cómo las dos más famosas obras de Ruth Benedict -El hombre y la cultura y El crisantemo y la espada- sirven para criticar la cultura americana mientras se dedican a describir culturas contrapuestas
Life among the anthros and other essays by Clifford Geertz( )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,167 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
Agricultural involution : the process of ecological change in Indonesia by Clifford Geertz( Book )

58 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old societies and new States; the quest for modernity in Asia and Africa by University of Chicago( Book )

35 editions published between 1963 and 1971 in 4 languages and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

55 editions published between 1963 and 1993 in English and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social history of an Indonesian town by Clifford Geertz( Book )

30 editions published between 1963 and 1975 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kinship in Bali by Hildred Geertz( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in English and held by 530 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 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clifford Geertz by his colleagues( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 307 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 )

19 editions published between 1966 and 1993 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La interpretación de las culturas by Clifford Geertz( Book )

36 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 154 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
Religiöse Entwicklungen im Islam : beobachtet in Marokko und Indonesien by Clifford Geertz( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in German and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The interpretation of cultures : selected essays
Alternative Names
Clifford Geertz ameerika antropoloog

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

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

جيرتز، كليفورد، 1926-2006

كليفورد جيرتز

كليفورد غيرتز، 1926-2006

کلیفورد قیرتز

کلیفورد گیرتز

ক্লিফোর্ড গার্টস

기어츠, 클리퍼드

기어츠, 클리퍼드 1926-2006

기어츠, 클리포드 1926-2006

클리포드 기어츠

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

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Local knowledge : further essays in interpretive anthropologyAvailable light : anthropological reflections on philosophical topicsThe religion of JavaIslam observed; religious development in Morocco and IndonesiaWorks and lives : the anthropologist as authorLife among the anthros and other essaysAgricultural involution : the process of ecological change in IndonesiaNegara : the theatre state in nineteenth-century Bali