Title

Geertz, Clifford (1926–2006)

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2018

Published In

The International Encyclopedia Of Anthropology

Abstract

Clifford Geertz was one of the most influential US anthropologists of the twentieth century and a driving force behind the interpretive turn in anthropology. His work made the concepts of culture, symbol, interpretation, and thick description central to ethnography and anthropological writing. He is a key figure in symbolic and interpretive anthropology and his work has also been influential in other fields, such as sociology, political science, history, psychology, and religious studies.

Published By

John Wiley and Sons

Editor(s)

H. Callan

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