The Resource After the fact : two countries, four decades, one anthropologist, Clifford Geertz

After the fact : two countries, four decades, one anthropologist, Clifford Geertz

Label
After the fact : two countries, four decades, one anthropologist
Title
After the fact
Title remainder
two countries, four decades, one anthropologist
Statement of responsibility
Clifford Geertz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Suppose," Clifford Geertz suggests, "having entangled yourself every now and again over four decades or so in the goings-on in two provincial towns, one a Southeast Asian bend in the road, one a North African outpost and passage point, you wished to say something about how those goings-on had changed." A narrative presents itself, a tour of indices and trends, perhaps a memoir? None, however, will suffice, because in forty years more has changed than those two towns - the anthropologist, for instance, anthropology itself, even the intellectual and moral world in which the discipline exists
  • To view his two towns in time, Pare in Indonesia and Sefrou in Morocco, Geertz adopts various perspectives on anthropological research and analysis during the post-colonial period, the Cold War, and the emergence of the new states of Asia and Africa. Throughout, he clarifies his own position on a broad series of issues at once empirical, methodological, theoretical, and personal. The result is a truly original book, one that displays a particular way of practicing the human sciences and thus a particular - and particularly efficacious - view of what these sciences are, have been, and should become
Biography type
autobiography
Dewey number
301/.092
Index
index present
LC call number
GN21.G44
LC item number
A3 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Jerusalem-Harvard lectures
Label
After the fact : two countries, four decades, one anthropologist, Clifford Geertz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • zbnus
  • glg
Control code
000010962034
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
198 p.
Isbn
9780674008724
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
94012734
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b17081841
System control number
  • rmr7283772
  • (OCoLC)30516890

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