Works and Lives: The Anthropologist as Author

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Polity Press, 1989 - Anthropologists - 157 pages
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This major work, now available in paperback, by one of the world′s leading anthropologists discusses the style, imagery and metaphor of the great anthropologists, thereby developing Geertz′s claim that doing good anthropology is like writing good literature.

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In this groundbreaking study, noted anthropologist Geertz focuses on the writing of anthropologists, specifically enthnographers. He argues that what makes readers take an account of field work ... Read full review

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About the author (1989)

Clifford Geertz published his famous work, "The Interpretation of Cultures," in 1973. It influenced a generation of not only anthropologists but also other scholars and intellectuals. His most recent book is "After the Fact: Two Countries, Four Decades, One Anthropologist." He is currently a faculty member at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

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