Interpretation of Cultures

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/18/1977
  • Publisher: Perseus Books

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InThe Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

Author Biography

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

Preface vii
PART I 3(30)
Chapter 1/ Thick Description: Toward an Interpretive Theory of Culture
PART II 33(54)
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 87(106)
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 193(152)
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 345(110)
Chapter 13/ The Cerebral Savage: On the Work of Claude LÚvi-Strauss
Chapter 14/ Person, Time, and Conduct in Bali
Chapter 15/ Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight
Acknowledgments 455(2)
Index 457

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