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Table of Contents
The Rise and Fall and Rise of Clifford Geertz--Jeffrey Alexander and Philip Smith * Part I: Geertz, Text, and Structure * Semiotics & Thick Description (Barthes & Geertz)--Peter Brooks * Balinese Cockfight Decoded: Reflections on Geertz and Structuralism--Philip Smith * On Not Doing Systems--Joseph Errington * Part II: Geertz, Interpretation, and Meaning * Geertzian Irony--Georgia Warnke * Clifford Geertz and the Strong Program: The Human Sciences and Cultural Sociology--Jeffrey Alexander * Maximal Interpretation in Clifford Geertz and the Strong Program: Towards a New Epistemology--Isaac Reed * Thick Description as a Cosmopolitan Practice: A Pragmatic Reading--Paul Lichterman * 'Malarial and Diffident': The Vision of Clifford Geertz--Robin Wagner-Pacifici * Part III: Geertz and the Disciplines * Thick Description, Thin History: Did Historians Always Understand Clifford Geertz?--Stuart Clark * Scientific Cultures--Peter Galison * Geertz’s Legacy Beyond the Modes of Cultural Analysis of His Time: Speculative Notes & Queries in Remembrance--George Marcus * “To locate in the tenor of their setting the sources of their spell’: Clifford Geertz and the ‘Strong’ Program in Cultural Sociology--Mats Trondman * Ritual, Power, and Style: The Implications of Negara for the Sociology of Power--Bernhard Giesen * Part IV: Geertz, Life, and Work * Clifford Geertz as a Cultural System--David Apter * On Clifford Geertz: Field Notes from the Classroom--Robert Darnton * The Geertz Effect--Matthew Norton