Clifford Geertz

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Clifford James Geertz (August 23, 1926 – October 30, 2006) was an American anthropologist who is known for his work in symbolic anthropology, and 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.


Books by Geertz
  • Religion of Java, Glencoe: Free Press, 1960.
  • Agricultural Involution, the Processes of Ecological Change in Indonesia, Berkeley: University of california Press, 1963.
  • The Social History of an Indonesian Town, Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1965.
  • Islam Observed, Religious Development in Morocco and Indonesia, Chicago & London: University Of Chicago Press, 1968; Phoenix Edition, 1971.
  • The Interpretation of Cultures, New York: Basic Books, 1973.
  • editor, Myth, Symbol and Culture, New York: Norton, 1974.
  • with Hildred Geertz, Kinship in Bali, Chicago & London: University of Chicago Press, 1975.
  • with H. Geertz and L. Rosen, Meaning and Order in Moroccan Society, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1979
  • Local Knowledge: Further Essays in Interpretive Anthropology, Basic Books, 1983, 2000.
  • "The Uses of Diversity", in Tanner Lectures on Human Values, Vol. 7, ed. Sterling M. McMurrin, Cambridge University Press, and Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1986, pp 251-275.
    • Los Usos De La Diversidad, trans. José Nicolau La Roda, Nicolás Sánchez Dura and Alfredo Taberna, Barcelona: Ediciones Paidós Ibérica, 1996. (in Spanish)
  • Works and Lives: The Anthropologist as Author, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1988.
Articles, papers, chapters by Geertz

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