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The interpretation of cultures : selected essays

Author: Clifford Geertz
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Recording for Blind & Dyslexic, 2008.
Series: Harper Colophon books, 50
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In [this book] the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. [It] helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.-http://www.perseusbooksgroup.com.
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Clifford Geertz
OCLC Number: 250672793
Notes: Originally published: New York : Basic Books, ©1973.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Part I: Thick description, toward an interpretive theory of culture --
Part II: Impact of the concept of culture on the concept of man; Growth of culture and the evolution of mind --
Part III: Religion as a cultural system; Ethos, world view, and the analysis of sacred symbols; Ritual and social change, a Javanese example; --
"Internal conversion" in contemporary Bali --
Part IV: Ideology as a cultural system; After the revolution, the fate of nationalism in the new states; Integrative revolution, primordial sentiments and civil politics in the new states; Politics of meaning; Politics past, politics present, some notes on the uses of anthropology in understanding the new states --
Part V: Cerebral savage, on the work of Claude Lévi-Strauss; Person, time, and conduct in Bali; Deep play, notes on the Balinese cockfight.
Series Title: Harper Colophon books, 50
Responsibility: by Clifford Geertz.

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In [this book] the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. [It] helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.-http://www.perseusbooksgroup.com.

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