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Local Knowledge : Further Essays in Interpretive Anthropology (83 Edition)by Clifford Geertz
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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 Geertzs exploration of the meaning of culture and the importance of shared cultural symbolism. With a new introduction by the author.
"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 understa"
The noted cultural anthropologist and author of 'The Interpretation of Cultures' deepens our understanding of human societies through the intimacies of 'local knowledge.'
1316499 Includes bibliographical references and index.
About the Author
Clifford Geertz, the author of many books, is Harold F. Linder Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey.
Table of Contents
Blurred genres : the refiguration of social thought — Found in translation : on the social history of the moral imagination — "From the native's point of view" : on the nature of anthropological understanding — Common sense as a cultural system — Art as a cultural system — Centers, kings, and chrisma : reflections on the symbolics of power — The way we think now : toward an ethnology of modern thought — Local knowledge : fact and law in comparative perspective.
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