The Interpretation Of Cultures

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Basic Books, 1973 - 470 pagine
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Frontmatter

Preface to the 2000 Edition

Preface

PART I
Chapter 1/ Thick Description: Toward an Interpretive Theory of Culture

PART II
Chapter 2/ The Impact of the Concept of Culture on the Concept of Man

Chapter 3/ The Growth of Culture and the Evolution of Mind

PART III
Chapter 4/ Religion As a Cultural System

Chapter 5/ Ethos, World View, and the Analysis of Sacred Symbols

Chapter 6/ Ritual and Social Change: A Javanese Example

Chapter 7/ "Internal Conversion" in Contemporary Bali

PART IV
Chapter 8/ Ideology As a Cultural System

Chapter 9/ After the Revolution: The Fate of Nationalism in the New States

Chapter 10/ The Integrative Revolution: Primordial Sentiments and Civil Politics in the New States

Chapter 11/ The Politics of Meaning

Chapter 12/ Politics Past, Politics Present: Some Notes on the Uses of Anthropology in Understanding the New States

PART V
Chapter 13/ The Cerebral Savage: On the Work of Claude Lévi-Strauss

Chapter 14/ Person, Time, and Conduct in Bali

Chapter 15/ Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight

Acknowledgments

Index
 

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Recensione dell'utente  - DaveCullen - LibraryThing

This is the best book I've ever read on cultural anthropology, and a great influence on my work. "Thick description" is the term Geertz coined for what he did. I try. Leggi recensione completa

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Recensione dell'utente  - danielbeattie - LibraryThing

An interesting read. Geertz puts forth a semiotic view of culture. States that culture is a semiotic framework that we use to navigate in the world we live in. He also argues in favour of "thick ... Leggi recensione completa

Indice

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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Informazioni sull'autore (1973)

Clifford Geertz (1926-2006) was a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His book Works and Lives: The Anthropologist as Author won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1988.

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