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I am shocked by the two star reviews--thus I feel compelled to add my own. These essays are among the most important in anthropology, and among the most beautiful as well. Here is where Geertz sets out his views about the self, about implicit knowledge, and more. No learned person should be ignorant of their content. They are classics, and whatever you conclude about them, they help you to think.
Review: Local Knowledge: Further Essays In Interpretive AnthropologyUser Review - David - Goodreads
A collection of academical essays in which Geertz, with trademark ironic wit, invites readers to meditate with him on the central puzzle and conundrum of the humanities and interpretive social ... Read full review