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Interpreting Clifford Geertz : Cultural Investigation in the Social Sciences

Author: Jeffrey C Alexander; Philip Smith; Matthew Norton; Peter Brooks
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2011]
Series: Cultural sociology.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Meaning is everywhere and everybody must interpret. Nobody argued this more persuasively than Clifford Geertz. From Balinese cock fights to sheep raids to theater states, Geertz showed that there is no escape from the sticky webs of meaning that capture our lives. But what exactly is Geertz saying, and should we still listen to him? After all, many argue that his ideas have run out of steam. This book confronts  Read more...
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Named Person: Clifford Geertz; Clifford Geertz; Clifford Geertz
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey C Alexander; Philip Smith; Matthew Norton; Peter Brooks
ISBN: 9780230111714 0230111718 9780230111721 0230111726
OCLC Number: 670481185
Description: xiv, 216 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: the rise and fall and rise of Clifford Geertz / Jeffrey C. Alexander and Philip Smith --
Semiotics and thick description (Barthes and Geertz) / Peter Brooks --
The Balinese cockfight decoded: reflections on geertz and structuralism / Philip Smith --
On not doing systems / Joseph Errington --
Geertzian irony / Georgia Warnke --
Clifford Geertz and the strong program: the human sciences and cultural sociology / Jeffrey C. Alexander --
Maximal interpretation in Clifford Geertz and the strong program in cultural sociology: toward a new epistemology / Isaac Ariail Reed --
Thick description as a cosmopolitan practice: a pragmatic reading / Paul Lichterman --
"Malarial and Diffident": the vision of Clifford Geertz / Robin Wagner-Pacifici --
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 and queries in remembrance / George E. 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 --
Clifford geertz as a cultural system / David E. Apter --
On Clifford geertz: field notes from the Classroom / Robert Darnton --
Afterword: the Geertz effect / Matthew Norton.
Series Title: Cultural sociology.
Responsibility: edited by Jeffrey C. Alexander, Philip Smith, and Matthew Norton.
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Theorist Clifford Geertz's influence extends far beyond Anthropology. This volume reflects the breadth of his influence, looking at Geertz as a theorist rather than as an anthropologist. To date  Read more...

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