Local Knowledge: Further Essays in Interpretive Anthropology (3rd)

Local Knowledge: Further Essays in Interpretive Anthropology (3rd)

By: Clifford Geertz (author)Paperback

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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.

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About Author

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

Contents

* Introduction Part I * Blurred Genres: The Refiguration of Social Thought * Found in Translation: On the Social History of the Moral Imagination * From the Natives 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

Product Details

  • publication date: 18/02/1985
  • ISBN13: 9780465041626
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780465041626
  • weight: 283
  • ISBN10: 0465041620
  • edition: 3rd

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