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 GeertzOCOs exploration of the meaning of culture and the importance of shared cultural symbolism. With a new introduction by the author."
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Abelam adat Adat Law adatrecht adjudication aesthetic analogy analysis anthropology anyway Bali Balinese behavior Buddhist called charisma classical common sense conception concerned connection context course court cultural dharma discourse epistemology essay ethnographic experience fact Geertz genre going Hindu human Ibid ideas imagination India individuals Indonesia institutions interpretive intersexuality Islamic Law issue Java Javanese justice king least Legal Pluralism legal sensibility less Lingat literary lives look Majapahit matter means Minangkabau mind modern moral Moroccan Morocco Mulay Muslim natural Nelson Goodman nisba normative notion Pageantry painting particular perhaps person philosophical poet Pokot political practical problem qādi Quran realm Regreg religion religious ritual royal rules seems Sefrou semiotic social sciences society sort Southeast Asia structure symbolic Tafilalt talk theory things thought tion traditional translation truth turn village whole witness word Yoruba
Page 15 - But it is from the far more difficult achievement of seeing ourselves amongst others, as a local example of the forms human life has locally taken, a case among cases, a world among worlds, that the largeness of mind, without which objectivity is self-congratulation and tolerance a sham, comes.