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Geertz, Clifford

Works: 373 works in 1,441 publications in 8 languages and 27,025 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  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 )

132 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 2,676 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 )

71 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,807 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 1,583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

50 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,430 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 )

40 editions published between 1889 and 2007 in English and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

34 editions published between 1963 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 1,003 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 Undetermined and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

31 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 952 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 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

23 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kinship in Bali by Hildred Geertz( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 726 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 )

17 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 525 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 (Sep. 9, 2016)
Dichte Beschreibung : Beiträge zum Verstehen kultureller Systeme by Clifford Geertz( Book )

32 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in German and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""To read this collection is to be reminded how much we have learned from Clifford Geertz, this trailblazer in cultural anthropology and interpretive social science. Two of the great qualities that made him a mentor in this field shine forth in this book: his constant awareness of the near-impossibility of the task of understanding the other without distortion, and the wide and humane sympathies that made him so often succeed in this very task."--Charles Taylor, McGill University" ""This stunning collection---drawn from his earliest reviews to his latest lectures---brings us Clifford Geertz's stilled voice, commenting on the great intellectual and political movements and figures of our time and his own adventures as an anthropologist. Humorous, frank, and wise, with easy access to events and learning all over the world, Geertz urges us to observe and compare difference rather than construct grand schemes. Life among the Anthros and Other Essays is a copious gift to us as we try to understand the uncertainties of the past and prepare for the surprises of the future."--Natalie Zemon Davis, author of Trickster Travels: A Sixteenth-Century Muslim between Worlds" ""A much needed collection. Its core is an excellent, judicious selection of Geertz's essays in the New York Review of Books over more than three decades, plus other key articles that he published elsewhere. This is a remarkable retrospective on Geertz that is not available elsewhere and that captures his public intellectual role acutely and poignantly."---George Marcus, University of California, Irvine."
Clifford Geertz by his colleagues( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 299 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 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La interpretación de las culturas by Clifford Geertz( Book )

28 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 147 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
Interpretazione di culture by Clifford Geertz( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in Italian and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Questo volume ormai classico consente di apprezzare appieno la vastità degli interessi e la ricchezza dell'esperienza maturata da Geertz in lunghi anni di indagine sul campo, e si pone come punto di riferimento imprescindibile per quanti si interrogano sul significato della ricerca antropologica. Che si tratti dell'elaborazione di un sofisticato discorso teorico, o dell'elegante discussione di casi, Geertz si richiama a un concetto di cultura interdipendente rispetto alla struttura sociale, e mette al centro della propria riflessione il ruolo del pensiero - delle forme simboliche, dei significati "intersoggettivi" - nella società e nella costruzione dell'azione sociale. Un approccio che lo ha portato a intendere il lavoro dell'antropologo in termini non tanti di osservazione quanto di interpretazione dei fatti, siano essi religiosi, artistici, politici o economici. Così, le cerimonie funebri giavanesi, i combattimenti di galli sull'isola di Bali - di cui, in un appassionante resoconto, si illumina il senso etnografico - diventano terreno di applicazione privilegiato di questa originale teoria interpretativa della cultura
El surgimiento de la antropología posmoderna by Clifford Geertz( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hace unos años, por iniciativa de Clifford Geertz, la antropología volvió a trascender sus fronteras para buscar un intercambio con otros ámbitos de la actividad intelectual, no necesariamente científicos. Expansiones parecidas se habían manifestado pocas veces, al impulso de importantes giros e inflexiones en el pensamiento: con Malinowski, en la querella alrededor de Edipo, con Lévi-Strauss y el estructuralismo, acaso también con Margaret Mead. Hoy somos testigos de una circunstancia casi opuesta en la que una ciencia, hasta hace poco dotada de la seducción de lo exótico, se precipita en lo que ha dado en llamarse la condición posmoderna. Esta compilación documenta el surgimiento de una antropología cada vez más consciente de que los colapsos que anticipa la idea misma de posmodernidad involucran también su propia caída. No es sólo la antropología la que se encuentra ante la amenaza de un vacío interior. Habrá sin duda un arrastre en cadena, porque otros espacios del saber (el psicoanálisis, la crítica cultural, el feminismo) se habían acostumbrado a confiar en una ciencia a la que creían fuerte. Los textos polémicos que aquí se presentan se escalonan en una serie que comienza con el proyecto (premonitoriamente débil) de erigir una ciencia interpretativa; el tránsito a la antropología posmoderna parece inexorable. Se trata, para algunos, de los primeros pasos, hacia una honda transformación científica; para otros, en cambio, tenemos ante los ojos el testimonio de la muerte de una ciencia
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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

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



English (667)

Spanish (48)

German (39)

French (18)

Italian (15)

Chinese (8)

Turkish (3)

Japanese (2)

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