Interpreting Clifford Geertz

Cultural Investigation in the Social Sciences

  • Editors
  • Jeffrey C. Alexander
  • Philip Smith
  • Matthew Norton

Part of the Cultural Sociology book series (CULTSOC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Clifford Geertz

    1. Jeffrey C. Alexander, Philip Smith
      Pages 1-6
  3. Geertz, Text, and Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Joseph Errington
      Pages 33-41
  4. Geertz, Interpretation, and Meaning

  5. Geertz and the Disciplines

  6. Geertz, Life, and Work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. David E. Apter
      Pages 181-196
    3. Matthew Norton
      Pages 203-209
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 211-216

About this book


Theorist Clifford Geertz's influence extends far beyond Anthropology. This volume reflects the breadth of his influence, looking at Geertz as a theorist rather than as an anthropologist. To date there has been no impartial, comprehensive, and authoritative work published on this critical figure.  


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