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.
"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)
Series: Centennial Publications of the Universit
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
Weight (kg): 0.25