Local Knowledge (Text Only)

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HarperCollins Publishers, Sep 29, 2016 - Science - 254 pages

The noted cultural anthropologist and author of 'The Interpretation of Cultures' deepens our understanding of human societies through the intimacies of 'local knowledge.'

This sequel to The Interpretation of Cultures is a collection of essays which reject large abstractions, going beyond the mere translation of one culture into another, and looks at the underlying, compartmentalized reality.

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Clifford Geertz is arguably the most distinguished anthropologist of our time. First published in 1973, his ‘The Interpretation of Cultures has become an established classic.

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