The Interpretation of Cultures: Selected Essays

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Basic Books, 1973 - Social Science - 470 pages
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In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.
  

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Contents

Thick Description Toward an Interpretive Theory of Culture
3
PART II
31
The Impact of the Concept of Culture on the Concept of Man
33
The Growth of Culture and the Evolution of Mind
55
PART III
85
Religion As a Cultural System
87
Ethos World View and the Analysis of Sacred Symbols
126
Ritual and Social Change A Javanese Example
142
After the Revolution The Fate of Nationalism in the New States
234
The Integrative Revolution Primordial Sentiments and Civil Politics in the New States
255
The Politics of Meaning
311
Politics Past Politics Present Some Notes on the Uses of Anthropology in Understanding the New States
327
The Cerebral Savage On the Work of Claude LeviStrauss
345
Person Time and Conduct in Bali
360
Deep Play Notes on the Balinese Cockfight
412
Acknowledgments
455

Internal Conversion in Contemporary Bali
170
PART IV
191
Ideology As a Cultural System
193

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

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