The Interpretation of Cultures: Selected Essays

By Clifford Geertz

In The Interpretation of Cultures, the main unique anthropologist of his iteration moved a ways past the normal confines of his self-discipline to strengthen a massive new idea of tradition. This groundbreaking booklet, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the yank Sociological organization, helped outline for a complete iteration of anthropologists what their box is finally about.

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