Among his major works are The Religion of Java (1960), Person, Time, and Conduct in Bali (1966), The Interpretation of Cultures (1973), Local Knowledge: Further Essays in Interpretive Anthropology (1983), and Works and Lives: The Anthropologist as Author (1988).
Geertz’s position illustrates the interpretive approach to symbolic anthropology, while Turner’s illustrates the symbolic approach. Symbolic anthropology views culture as an independent system of meaning deciphered by interpreting key symbols and rituals (Spencer 1996:535). There are two major premises governing symbolic anthropology.
Local knowledge: further essays in interpretive anthropology. New York: Basic Books. Ricoeur, Paul. 1976. Interpretation theory: discourse and the surplus of meaning. Fort Worth: Texas Christian University Press. Ringer, Fritz. 1997. Max Weber's Methodology: The Unification of the Cultural and Social Sciences. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
Local knowledge: further essays in interpretive anthropology. Read Chapter 3, pp 55-70, From the native's point of view: On the nature of anthropological understanding.
The noted cultural anthropologist and author of 'The Interpretation of Cultures' deepens our understanding of human societies through the intimacies of 'local knowledge.' About the Author Clifford Geertz, the author of many books, is Harold F. Linder Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey.
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Clifford Geertz is a much travelled American, who is probably the greatest anthropologist of the last 60 or 70 years. He is good at distinguishing between the idea of celebrity and renown. People were renowned partly by virtue of their position, as the monarch was, and partly by virtue of their accomplishments. But celebrity is a different sort of creature when it comes along in the middle of.
The following analysis of local club life, based on ethnographic and archival research in Boppard on the Rhine, is offered as a contribution to and comment on this debate from the viewpoint of interpretive cultural anthropology. I contend that “local knowledge”—to employ the phrase by Clifford Geertz—is indispensable to broader.