Local Knowledge: Further Essays In Interpretive Anthropology
In essays covering everything from art and common sense to charisma and constructions of the self, the eminent cultural anthropologist and author of The Interpretation of Cultures deepens our understanding of human societies through the intimacies of "local knowledge." A companion volume to The Interpretation of Cultures, this book continues Geertz’s exploration of the meaning of culture and the importance of shared cultural symbolism. With a new introduction by the author.
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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.