Clifford Geertz

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Clifford James Geertz (August 23, 1926 – October 30, 2006) was an American anthropologist who is remembered mostly for his strong support for and influence on the practice of symbolic anthropology, and who was considered "for three decades...the single most influential cultural anthropologist in the United States". He served until his death as professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.


  • Religion of Java, Glencoe: Free Press, 1960.
  • The Interpretation of Cultures, New York: Basic Books, 1973.
  • The Uses of Diversity, In: (Sterling M. McMurrin ed.), Tanner Lectures on Human Values, Cambridge and Salt Lake City: Cambridge University Press and University of Utah Press, 1986, vol. 7., pp. 251–275.
    • Los Usos De La Diversidad, trans. José Nicolau La Roda, Nicolás Sánchez Dura and Alfredo Taberna, Barcelona: Ediciones Paidós Ibérica, 1996.
  • Works and Lives: The Anthropologist as Author, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1988.