By Susan Slyomovics
Between 1963 and 1986, eminent American anthropologists Clifford and Hildred Geertz - jointly and alone - performed ethnographic fieldwork for various sessions in Sefrou, a city located in north-central Morocco, south of Fez. This publication considers Geertz’s contributions to sociocultural thought and symbolic anthropology.
Clifford Geertz made a big influence at the American academy: his interpretative and symbolic methods reoriented anthropology analytically clear of vintage social technology presuppositions, whereas his guides profoundly inspired either North American and Maghribi researchers alike. After his dying on the age of eighty on October 30, 2006, students from neighborhood, nationwide, and overseas universities accumulated on the collage of California, la, to research his contributions to sociocultural concept and symbolic anthropology with regards to Islam; principles of the sacred; Morocco’s cityscapes (notably Sefrou’s bazaar or suq); colonialism and post-independence fiscal improvement; gender, and political constructions on the loved ones and village levels.
This e-book seems to be again to a selected period of yankee anthropology starting within the Sixties because it spread out in Morocco; and even as, the contributions study new traces of enquiry that spread out after key texts by means of Geertz have been translated into French and brought to generations of francophone Maghribi researchers who maintain full of life and artistic meditations on his Morocco writings.
This ebook used to be released as a distinct factor of Journal of North African Studies.
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