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Clifford Geertz by His Colleagues
edited by Richard A. Shweder and Byron Good
University of Chicago Press, 2005
Paper: 978-0-226-75610-3 | Cloth: 978-0-226-75609-7
Library of Congress Classification GN21.G44C53 2005
Dewey Decimal Classification 301.092

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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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