Clifford Geertz

Clifford Geertz
Born (1926-08-23)August 23, 1926
San Francisco
Died October 30, 2006(2006-10-30) (aged 80)
Nationality American
Fields Anthropology

University of Chicago

Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey
Alma mater Antioch College, Harvard University
Doctoral advisor Talcott Parsons
Doctoral students James Siegel, James Boon, Lawrence Rosen, Abdellah Hammoudi, Sherry Ortner

Clifford James Geertz (August 23, 1926 – October 30, 2006) was an American anthropologist who is remembered mostly for his strong support for and influence on the practice of symbolic anthropology, and who was considered "for three decades...the single most influential cultural anthropologist in the United States." He served until his death as professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

Read more about Clifford Geertz:  Life, Geertzian Theory, Philosophical Influence, Fieldwork, Legacy, Interlocutors, Major Publications, Honors

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