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Clifford Geertz

1926 - 2006

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Clifford James Geertz ( ; 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... Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Clifford Geertz has received more than 851,784 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. Clifford Geertz is the 10th most popular anthropologist (down from 7th in 2019), the 588th most popular biography from United States (down from 549th in 2019) and the 4th most popular American Anthropologist.

Clifford Geertz was a cultural anthropologist who focused on the interpretation of culture. He is most famous for his theory of "thick description" which is a way of understanding a culture from the inside out.

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Among anthropologists, Clifford Geertz ranks 10 out of 69Before him are Lewis H. Morgan, Jane Goodall, Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict, Franz Boas, and Paul Broca. After him are Gregory Bateson, Eugène Dubois, Alfred Radcliffe-Brown, E. E. Evans-Pritchard, Knud Rasmussen, and A. L. Kroeber.

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Among people born in 1926, Clifford Geertz ranks 29Before him are John Coltrane, Allen Ginsberg, Harper Lee, Ivan Illich, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, and Jerry Lewis. After him are David Attenborough, Ben Roy Mottelson, Leopoldo Galtieri, Donald A. Glaser, Margot Frank, and Jack Brabham. Among people deceased in 2006, Clifford Geertz ranks 21Before him are Oriana Fallaci, Syd Barrett, György Ligeti, Owen Chamberlain, Joseph Barbera, and Ibrahim Rugova. After him are Anna Politkovskaya, Paul Mauriat, Clay Regazzoni, Giacinto Facchetti, Choi Kyu-hah, and Robert Altman.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Clifford Geertz ranks 588 out of 18,182Before him are John R. Bolton (1948), Mia Farrow (1945), Ed Harris (1950), Robert Coleman Richardson (1937), Douglas Engelbart (1925), and Angela Davis (1944). After him are Anna Politkovskaya (1958), Kim Novak (1933), Lon Chaney (1883), Art Garfunkel (1941), Jane Addams (1860), and Meat Loaf (1947).

Among ANTHROPOLOGISTS In United States

Among anthropologists born in United States, Clifford Geertz ranks 4Before him are Lewis H. Morgan (1818), Margaret Mead (1901), and Ruth Benedict (1887). After him are A. L. Kroeber (1876), Edward T. Hall (1914), Marvin Harris (1927), Leslie White (1900), Marshall Sahlins (1930), Ann Dunham (1942), Henry Fairfield Osborn (1857), and John Lloyd Stephens (1805).