Clifford Geertz by His Colleagues

Clifford Geertz by His Colleagues

by Richard A. Shweder
     
 


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 its centennial celebration, the American

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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 its centennial celebration, the American Anthropological Association sponsored a presidential session honoring Geertz. Clifford Geertz by His Colleagues compiles the twelve speeches given 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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226756103
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
03/15/2005
Edition description:
1
Pages:
145
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Richard A. Shweder and Byron Good
1. Cliff Notes: The Pluralisms of Clifford Geertz
Richard A. Shweder
2. Passing Judgment: Interpretation, Morality, and Cultural Assessment in the Work of Clifford Geertz
Lawrence Rosen
3. Celebrating Geertzian Interpretivism
Jerome Bruner
4. Coded Communications: Symbolic Psychological Anthropology
Robert A. LeVine
5. Geertz's Style: A Moral Matter
James A. Boon
6. Clifford Geertz on Time and Change
Natalie Zemon Davis
7. Happenstance and Patterns
Amelie Oksenberg Rorty
8. Geertz's Concept of Culture in Historical Context: How He Saved the Day and Maybe the Century
James Peacock
9. Clifford Geertz and Islam
Dale F. Eickelman
10. Deep Play, Violence, and Social Reconstruction
Michael M. J. Fischer
11. Speaking to Large Issues: The World, If It Is Not in Pieces
Ulf Hannerz
12. On the "Subject" of Culture: Subjectivity and Cultural Phenomenology in the Work of Clifford Geertz
Byron Good and Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good
13. Commentary
Clifford Geertz
Appendix
Index

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