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... interested in less tangible aspects of culture, such as values, worldview and what Clifford Geertz termed the "ethos" of the culture ... Clifford Geertz's own fieldwork used elements of a phenomenological approach to fieldwork, tracing not just the doings of people, but the cultural elements themselves ... Geertz, while still following something of a traditional ethnographic outline, moved outside that outline to talk about "webs" instead of "outlines" of culture ...
... The anthropologist Clifford Geertz (1926–2006) made several detailed ethnography studies in Javanese villages, a more complex and multi-religious society than Evans-Pritchard ... Geertz followed Weber when he wrote that "man is an animal suspended in webs of significance he himself has spun and the analysis of it to be therefore not an experimental science in search of law but an ... Geertz held the view that mere explanations to describe religions and cultures are not sufficient interpretations are needed too ...
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“To see ourselves as others see us can be eye-opening. To see others as sharing a nature with ourselves is the merest decency. But it is from the far more difficult achievement of seeing ourselves amongst others, as a local example of the forms human life has locally taken, a case among cases, a world among worlds, that the largeness of mind, without which objectivity is self- congratulation and tolerance a sham, comes.”
—Clifford Geertz (b. 1926)
“We know all their gods; they ignore ours. What they call our sins are our gods, and what they call their gods, we name otherwise.”
—Natalie Clifford Barney (18761972)