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After the Fact: Two Countries, Four Decades, One Anthropologist

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"Suppose," Clifford Geertz suggests, "having entangled yourself every now and again over four decades or so in the goings-on in two provincial towns, one a Southeast Asian bend in the road, one a North African outpost and passage point, you wished to say something about how those goings-on had changed." A narrative presents itself, a tour of indices and trends, perhaps a m ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by Harvard University Press (first published 1995)
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memoar yang dalam baik secara personal maupun intelektual. di beberapa bagian pembandingan dua daerah yang membuat Geertz mendalami kajiannya dan kemudian dikenal di komunitas akademis sebagaimana saat ini membuat saya tidak mudah untuk mencernanya. pada bab "country" terutama. namun pada bab culture, hingga akhirnya ia menutup dengan bab modernity, semuanya terjalin utuh; memberikan gambaran otentik tentang apa yang telah ia lakukan dan apa yang layak untuk dipikir ulang, dikaji kembali apa itu ...more
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Geertz is an excellent anthropologist, and this book is one of his bests. But, sadly, the quality of the translation is poor.
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Clifford James Geertz was an American anthropologist and served until his death as professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey.
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