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I don't have the notion that everybody has to write in some single academic style.
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|Birth:||23rd August, 1926|
|Death:||30th October, 2006|
|Profession:||Anthropologist, Professor, Writer|
Clifford James Geertz was born in San Francisco, California. He was an American anthropologist, professor and writer. He received his B.A. in philosophy from Antioch College in 1950. He earned his Ph.D. in 1956 with a dissertation entitled Religion in Modjukuto: A Study of Ritual Belief In A Complex Society. He taught or held fellowships at a number of schools before joining the faculty of the anthropology department at the University of Chicago in 1960. In this period Geertz expanded his focus on Indonesia to include both Java and Bali produced three books, including Religion of Java, Agricultural Involution, and Peddlers and Princes. In 1970 Geertz left Chicago to become professor of social science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey from 1970 to 2000, then emeritus professor.
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