Author

Clifford Geertz

American anthropologist

1926   -   2006

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Harvard University, Antioch University, Antioch College
occupation: anthropologist, university teacher, sociologist
award received: Talcott Parsons Prize, Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize
influenced by: Talcott Parsons

Clifford James Geertz ( (listen); 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.
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