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Clifford Geertz by His Colleagues : Centennial Publications of the Universit - Richard A. Shweder

Clifford Geertz by His Colleagues

Centennial Publications of the Universit

By: Richard A. Shweder (Editor), Byron Good (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st April 2005
ISBN: 9780226756103
Number Of Pages: 160

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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, nonreductive interpretive social science and have provoked much excitement and debate about the nature of human understanding.
As part of the American Anthropological Association's centennial celebration, the executive board sponsored a presidential session honoring Geertz. "Clifford Geertz by His Colleagues" compiles the twelve speeches given then by a distinguished panel of social scientists along with a concluding piece by Geertz in which he responds to each speaker and reflects on his own career. These edited speeches cover a broad range of topics, including Geertz's views on morality, cultural critique, interpretivism, time and change, Islam, and violence.
A fitting tribute to one of the great thinkers of our age, this collection will be enjoyed by anthropologists as well as students of psychology, history, and philosophy.

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"We should be grateful that Clifford Geertz chose anthropology. Described as the single most influential anthropologist of recent times, he resisted reductionism and chose meaning-centred analysis. Clifford Geertz by His Colleagues is a great twist on the Festschrift: here, the tributes to him receive a reply from him."-- (03/28/2005)

Cliff Notes: The Pluralisms of Clifford Geertz
Passing Judgment: Interpretation, Morality, and Cultural Assessment in the Work of Clifford Geertz
Celebrating Geertzian Interpretivism
Coded Communications: Symbolic Psychological Anthropology
Geertz's Style: A Moral Matter
Clifford Geertz on Time and Change Natalie
Happenstance and Patterns Amelie
Geertz's Concept of Culture in Historical Context: How He Saved the Day and Maybe the Century
Clifford Geertz and Islam
Deep Play, Violence, and Social Reconstruction
Speaking to Large Issues: The World, If It Is Not in Pieces Ulf Hannerz
On the "Subject" of Culture: Subjectivity and Cultural Phenomenology in the Work of Clifford Geertz
Commentary Clifford Geertz
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ISBN: 9780226756103
ISBN-10: 0226756106
Series: Centennial Publications of the Universit
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st April 2005
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 16.4  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.25

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