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Publisher Comments:

Clifford Geertz was professor emeritus in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His many books include "The Interpretation of Cultures" (Basic), "Negara: The Theatre State in Nineteenth-Century Bali" (Princeton), and "Available Light: Anthropological Reflections on Philosophical Topics "(Princeton). Fred Inglis is Honorary Professor of Cultural History at the University of Warwick and former member of the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study. He is the author of "Clifford Geertz: Culture, Custom, and Ethics" and "A Short History of Celebrity" (Princeton).

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Clifford Geertz (1926-2006) was perhaps the most influential anthropologist of our time, but his influence extended far beyond his field to encompass all facets of contemporary life. Nowhere were his gifts for directness, humor, and steady revelation more evident than in the

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Comic Vision of Cliff ord Geertz 1

Part I: Sages and Anthropologists

1967 On Malinowski 15

1969 On Gandhi 21

1978 On Foucault 29

1992 On Genet 39

2001 Ethnography in China 47

Part II: Islams and the Fluidity of Nations

1971 In Search of North Africa 61

1975 Mysteries of Islam 71

1985 The Last Arab Jews 81

1989 House Painting: Toutes Directions 88

1990 On Feminism 101

2000 Indonesia: Starting Over 112

2001 On the Devastation of the Amazon 123

2003 Which Way to Mecca? Part I 135

2003 Which Way To Mecca? Part II 145

2005 On the State of the World 157

Part III: Th e Idea of Order: Last Lectures

2001 Th e Near East in the Far East 169

2002 An Inconstant Profession 185

2004 What Is a State If It Is Not a Sovereign? 200

2005 Shifting Aims, Moving Targets 219

2005 What Was the Th ird World Revolution? 236

Acknowledgments and Editorial Details 253

Notes 255

Index 265

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400834549
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Subject:
Social Science : Essays
Editor:
Inglis, Fred
Edited by:
Fred Inglis
Author:
Inglis, Fred
Author:
Clifford Geertz
Author:
Fred Inglis
Author:
Geertz, Clifford
Subject:
Anthropology -- Research.
Subject:
Anthropology -- Field work.
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Sociology -- essays.
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Social Science : Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Social Science : Anthropology - General
Publication Date:
July 2010
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Anthropology » General
History and Social Science » Social Science » Essays
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

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