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Geertz, Clifford

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Works: 323 works in 1,186 publications in 5 languages and 24,020 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  History  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction
Classifications: GN21.G44, 306
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The interpretation of cultures : selected essays by Clifford Geertz ( Book )
95 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and held by 2,690 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
The religion of Java by Clifford Geertz ( Book )
55 editions published between 1960 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Local knowledge : further essays in interpretive anthropology by Clifford Geertz ( Book )
40 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,577 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 Geertz's exploration of the meaning of culture and the importance of shared cultural symbolism. With a new introduction by the author
Islam observed; religious development in Morocco and Indonesia by Clifford Geertz ( Book )
38 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,392 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
Available light : anthropological reflections on philosophical topics by Clifford Geertz ( Book )
31 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,286 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
Works and lives : the anthropologist as author by Clifford Geertz ( Book )
33 editions published between 1889 and 2007 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Agricultural involution : the process of ecological change in Indonesia by Clifford Geertz ( Book )
47 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Old societies and new States; the quest for modernity in Asia and Africa by University of Chicago ( Book )
23 editions published between 1963 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peddlers and princes; social change and economic modernization in two Indonesian towns by Clifford Geertz ( Book )
39 editions published between 1963 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Negara : the theatre state in nineteenth-century Bali by Clifford Geertz ( Book )
20 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The social history of an Indonesian town by Clifford Geertz ( Book )
20 editions published between 1965 and 1975 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kinship in Bali by Hildred Geertz ( Book )
10 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Myth, symbol, and culture by Clifford Geertz ( Book )
14 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meaning and order in Moroccan society : three essays in cultural analysis by Clifford Geertz ( Book )
12 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life among the anthros and other essays by Clifford Geertz ( Book )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 422 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."--BOOK JACKET
Dichte Beschreibung : Beiträge zum Verstehen kultureller Systeme by Clifford Geertz ( Book )
28 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in German and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clifford Geertz by his colleagues ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 295 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 )
13 editions published between 1966 and 1993 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Savoir local, savoir global : les lieux du savoir by Clifford Geertz ( Book )
11 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in French and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ici et là-bas : l'anthropologue comme auteur by Clifford Geertz ( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in French and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Geerts, Clifford 1926-2006
Geertz, Clifford
Geertz, Clifford, 1926-2006
Geertz, Clifford C.
Geertz Clifford C. 1926-2006
Geertz, Clifford James
Gīrcs, Klifords, 1926-2006
גירץ, קליפורד
ギーアツ, C
ギアーツ, クリフォード
Languages
English (547)
German (33)
French (21)
Italian (1)
Dutch (1)
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