Clifford Geertz

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Clifford Geertz
Born (1926-08-23)August 23, 1926
San Francisco, California
Died October 30, 2006(2006-10-30) (aged 80)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Alma mater Antioch College (B.A.)
Harvard University (Ph.D.)
Known for Thick description
Scientific career
Fields Anthropology

University of Chicago

Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey
Doctoral advisor Talcott Parsons
Doctoral students George E. Marcus, Lawrence Rosen, Sherry Ortner, Paul Rabinow
Influences Talcott Parsons, Gilbert Ryle, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Max Weber, Paul Ricoeur, Alfred Schütz
Influenced Stephen Greenblatt, Quentin Skinner

Clifford James Geertz (August 23, 1926 – October 30, 2006) was an American anthropologist. He is known for his strong support for and influence on the practice of symbolic anthropology. He was considered for 30 years one of the most important cultural anthropologists in the United States.[1] He was also a retired professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, until his death.

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  1. Geertz, Clifford, Shweder, R. A., & Good, B. (2005). Clifford Geertz by his colleagues. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

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