Clifford Geertz

American anthropologist

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 or emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, until his death.

Clifford Geertz
Born(1926-08-23)August 23, 1926
DiedOctober 30, 2006(2006-10-30) (aged 80)
Alma materAntioch College (B.A.)
Harvard University (Ph.D.)
Known forThick description
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Chicago Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey
Doctoral advisorTalcott Parsons
Doctoral studentsGeorge E. Marcus, Lawrence Rosen, Sherry Ortner, Paul Rabinow
InfluencesTalcott Parsons, Gilbert Ryle, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Max Weber, Paul Ricoeur, Alfred Schütz
InfluencedStephen Greenblatt, Quentin Skinner

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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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