Essays Tagged: "Clifford Geertz"

Is there an Adequate Definition of Religion?

ns cannot be used because they do not explain the "what" of religion they explain the "why".Perhaps Clifford Geertz has come up with the best definition for religion. He offers a multi-sided definitio ...

(2 pages) 106 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Cockfighting as a Way of Reading Balinese Culture in Geertz's "Deep Play"

AUB 102bAnca CosteaProfessor: Clifford HallamDate Due: February 23Cockfighting as a Way of Reading Balinese Culture in Geertz's "D ... inese Culture in Geertz's "Deep Play""A community can be read as a text." Claude Lévi-StraussClifford Geertz, in Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight, (p. 224) argues that the cockfights ... of the Balinese culture and society by analyzing the cockfighting ritual.Upon his arrival in Bali, Clifford Geertz investigates Balinese culture. Given the importance of acceptance in the society he ...

(5 pages) 61 1 3.9 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

How are death rituals indicative of aspects of identity? Discuss with examples

e envisaged, impressing society upon the individuals mind and body most intimately and insistently. Geertz, in his ethnography of the people of Modjokuto, Central Java, demonstrates how in a society u ... strengthened and perpetuated through the ritualistic underlying social values upon which it rests" (Geertz; 1993; p142).The ritual system of the Javanese is supposed to support a person with severe em ...

(14 pages) 126 0 2.1 Aug/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues


phasized social relation over Levi-Strauss's mental ones, similarity seem less used than discussed. Clifford Geertz, the original practitioner of interpretive anthropology, while much criticized, sees ...

(4 pages) 113 1 4.6 Sep/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Why do religious traditions that supposedly promote peace, justice and rewards for devotion produce terrorism? Is there a relationship between religion and violence?

n answer to the question that plagues every mind, it gives us a purpose in life, a meaning of life. Clifford Geertz views "religion as the effort to integrate everyday reality into a pattern of cohere ...

(10 pages) 106 1 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith