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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 - Adam - Goodreads
First came across Geertz reading some sociology about workers struggles in the US (Fantasia, Cultures of Solidarity). Came across him in more depth in an anthropology class. Still trying to figure more out about him. Read full review
Review: Local Knowledge: Further Essays In Interpretive AnthropologyUser Review - Greg - Goodreads
This is an excellent collection of lectures that Geertz gave in the 70s and 80s on various topics including art and law from an anthropological perspective. The most valuable lectures cover the state ... Read full review