Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Good Bye Clifford

"Man is an animal suspended in webs of significance he himself has spun, I take culture to be those webs..."

Clifford Geertz, father of symbolic anthropology, died on October 30th. One of his most famous studies was an ethnographic perspective of Javanese religion. However to me Clifford's greatest contribution to anthropological thought was his 1973 classic Interpretation of Cultures. Clifford--you will be missed -PFC.