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Geertz, Clifford

Works: 304 works in 1,282 publications in 20 languages and 25,157 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction
Classifications: GN315, 306
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The interpretation of cultures : selected essays by Clifford Geertz( Book )

192 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 17 languages and held by 3,110 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 )

91 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,944 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 )

69 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works and lives : the anthropologist as author by Clifford Geertz( Book )

68 editions published between 1889 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literatuurkritische benadering van antropologische teksten van Benedict, Evans-Pritchard, Lévi-Strauss en Malinowski
Islam observed; religious development in Morocco and Indonesia by Clifford Geertz( Book )

45 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,407 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
Agricultural involution : the process of ecological change in Indonesia by Clifford Geertz( Book )

58 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

33 editions published between 1963 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

47 editions published between 1963 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

28 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 947 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 1965 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kinship in Bali by Hildred Geertz( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1969 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"L'oeuvre monumentale de Clifford Geertz comprend des monographies empiriques et des essais philosophiques, des recherches portant sur l'économie, la politique, la parenté ou la religion. Une synthèse sur l'islam, étudiée par tous les apprentis anthropologues, des articles universellement lus sur l'analyse culturelle et des exercices de critique littéraire dans la New York Review of Books... Dans cet ensemble, Le souk de Sefrou. Sur l'économie du bazar est un texte dont la réception est restée presque confidentielle, dans le monde anglophone comme dans le monde francophone. C'est pourtant l'un des ouvrages de maturité où l'on voit Geertz, déjà célèbre, se débattre pied à pied avec des données empiriques, d'archive et de terrain et renouer avec un certain nombre d'interrogations lancées vingt-cinq ans plus tôt en Indonésie. C'est aussi le volet d'une enquête collective qui a collecté et ordonné une somme de connaissances dont on ne dispose guère sur la plupart des villes de la périphérie du monde et qui a introduit une perspective originale dans les recherches sur l'Afrique du Nord et le Moyen-Orient. Pour le généraliste, c'est une belle étude de cas en anthropologie économique, à l'intersection d'une anthropologie sociale et d'une anthropologie culturelle. Pour le profane, c'est tout simplement une belle pièce de littérature, où découvrir les ressorts de l'anarchie des souks orientaux." -- Book cover
Clifford Geertz by his colleagues( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 297 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
Life among the anthros and other essays by Clifford Geertz( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 290 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
Person, time, and conduct in Bali: an essay in cultural analysis by Clifford Geertz( Book )

15 editions published between 1966 and 1993 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the fact : two countries, four decades, one anthropologist by Clifford Geertz( Book )

34 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 234 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
Bali : interprétation d'une culture by Clifford Geertz( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in French and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Table des matières: Préface; Forme et variation dans la structure du village balinais (Form and variation in Balinese village structure, American anthropologist 1959, 61(6), p. 991-1012) ; Tihingan : un village balinais (Tihingan, a Balinese village, Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde 1964, 120, p. 1-33); Le sec et l'humide : irrigation traditionnelle à Bali et au Maroc (The wet and the dry, traditional irrigation in Bali and Morocco, Human ecology 1972, 1(1), p. 23-39) ; Personne, temps et comportement à Bali (Person, time and conduct in Bali, an essay in cultural analysis, 1966; repris dans The interpretation of cultures, 1973) ; Jeu d'enfer : note sur le combat de coqs balinais (Deep play, notes on the Balinese cockfight, 1972; repris dans The interpretation of cultures, 1973); "Conversion interne" dans le Bali contemporain ("Internal conversion" in contemporary Bali, 1964; repris dans The interpretation of cultures, 1973) ; Politique dans le passé, politique aujourd'hui : sur l'emploi de l'anthropologie pour comprendre les nouveaux Etats (Politics past, politics present : some notes on the uses of anthropology in understanding of the new States, 1967; repris dans The interpretation of cultures, 1973)
The development of the Javanese economy : a socio-cultural approach by Clifford Geertz( Book )

11 editions published between 1956 and 1980 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
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

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

ギーアツ, C

ギアーツ, クリフォード



Local knowledge : further essays in interpretive anthropologyThe religion of JavaWorks and lives : the anthropologist as authorIslam observed; religious development in Morocco and IndonesiaAgricultural 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