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Local Knowledge : Further Essays in Interpretive Anthropology

Local Knowledge : Further Essays in Interpretive Anthropology - 83 edition

ISBN13: 978-0465041626

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Publisher: Basic Books, Inc.
Published: 1983
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Local Knowledge : Further Essays in Interpretive Anthropology - 83 edition

ISBN13: 978-0465041626

Clifford Geertz

ISBN13: 978-0465041626
ISBN10: 0465041620
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 83
Publisher: Basic Books, Inc.

Published: 1983
International: No
Summary

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.



Author Bio

Geertz, Clifford : Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey

Clifford Geertz is Harold F. Linder Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey. He is the author of many books, including The Interpretation of Cultures.

Table of Contents

Introduction


Part I
Blurred Genres: The Refiguration of Social Thought
Found in Translation: On the Social History of the Moral Imagination
"From the Native's Point of View": On the Nature of Anthropological Understanding


Part II
Common Sense as a Cultural System
Art as a Cultural System
Centers, Kings, and Charisma: Reflections on the Symbolics of Power
The Way We Think Now: Toward an Ethnography of Modern Thought


Part III
Local Knowledge: Fact and Law in Comparative Perspective

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