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Clifford Geertz
  • Name: Clifford Geertz
  • Born: 08/23/1926
  • Died: 10/30/2006 (80 years old)
  • Known for: Thick description, Epochalism

Clifford James Geertz (/ɡɜːrts/ 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.

School: Antioch College (B.A.), Harvard University (Ph.D.)

Birth Place: San Francisco, California

Death Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

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