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ISBN: 0745605699 / ISBN-13: 9780745605692

Works and Lives: The Anthropologist as Author

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  • Works and Lives: The Anthropologist as Author (Polity Press) – Hardcover (1988)
    by Clifford Geertz

    Works and Lives: The Anthropologist as Author
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    Hardcover, Polity Press
    1988
    English
    180 pages

    ISBN: 0745605699
    ISBN-13: 9780745605692

    Clifford Geertz is known for his work on the interpretation of cultural forms. In this book he develops his view that anthropology should be understood as a kind of writing: doing good anthropology is like writing good literature. Drawing on Foucault and Barthes, Geertz discusses the relations between authors and their works. He then examines the work of some of the great anthropologists: Levi-Strauss, Evans-Pritchard, Malinowski and Benedict. Viewing their ethnographic writings as texts, he highlights their style, imagery ... Show more

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