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Local Knowledge, Local History: Geertz and Beyond

Lynn Hunt

in The New Cultural History

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064287
eISBN:
9780520908925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064287.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter presents an account of Clifford Geertz and his “interpretation of cultures.” It turns to Marshall Sahlins and his Historical Metaphors and Mythical Realities. It also suggests that a ... More


The New Cultural History

Lynn Hunt (ed.)

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064287
eISBN:
9780520908925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064287.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Across the humanities and the social sciences, disciplinary boundaries have come into question as scholars have acknowledged their common preoccupations with cultural phenomena ranging from rituals ... More


The Accompaniment: Assembling the Contemporary

Paul Rabinow

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226701691
eISBN:
9780226701714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226701714.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

In this culmination of his search for anthropological concepts and practices appropriate to the twenty-first century, the author contends that to make sense of the contemporary, anthropologists must ... More


Chicken or Glass: Between Clifford Geertz and Paul Hyman

Paul Rabinow

in The Accompaniment: Assembling the Contemporary

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226701691
eISBN:
9780226701714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226701714.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter discusses the importance to the anthropologist of the command of language. Speaking “the language,” Clifford Geertz held, was the ethical and epistemological diacritic of the discipline. ... More


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