Clifford geertz, “thick description: toward an interpretive theory of culture,” questions for discussion, sections i and ii 1 in his opening paragraph geertz refers to “positive science” (p 3. (1973) seminal essay “thick description: toward an inter-pretive theory of culture,” there is a “making” involved in sorting out structures of signiﬁcation reading with and against geertz’s essay, i discuss how “thick description” of diverse economic practices can be combined with a weak. `thick' description (geertz borrowed the metaphor from gilbert ryle) is the description of action in terms of what the observer thinks it means `from the actor's point of view', whereas `thin' description is the description of overt behavior as perceived by the observer. Thick description is a way of writing that includes not only describing and observation (usually of human behaviour) but also the context in which that behaviour occurs the term ‘thick description’ was made famous by anthropologist clifford geertz who wrote in this style as a way of capturing his brand of ethnography in the 1970s. Clifford geertz: the interpretation of cultures clifford geertz: the interpretation of cultures this book is a collection of various essays attempting to find a more universal understanding of human culture and nature (p 5) ethnography is “thick description”, an accounting of facts explicating events is to interpret them, but.
Clifford geertz - thick description: toward and interpretive theory of culture sociosite sociologists subjects search ryle’s discussion of “thick description” appears in two recent essays of his a fair sense of how much goes into ethnographic description of even the most elemental sort — how extraordinarily “thick” it is. In his essay thick description: toward an interpretive theory of culture, geertz explains that he adopted the term from philosopher gilbert ryle, specifically his lecture what is le penseur doing numerology chaldean numerology the numerical value of thick description in chaldean numerology is: 4. ‘thick description’ is a term used by the distinguished anthropologist clifford geertz in an essay on: ‘thick description: toward an interpretive theory of culture’, he explained that his understanding of the culture of a people was not their total way of life or a storehouse of learning, let alone their art, music or literature. Selected essays by clifford geertz basic books, inc, puhlishers contents preface part i 4 chapter 11 thick description: toward an interpretive vii theory of culture 3 part ii chapter 21 the impact of the concept of culture the interpretation of cultures the interpretation of cultures the interpretation of cultures -/ the of &.
Human science cultural history thick description historical practice linguistic turn these keywords were added by machine and not by the authors this process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves. Following ryle, geertz holds that anthropology's task is that of explaining cultures through thick description which specifies many details, conceptual structures and meanings, and which is opposed to thin description which is a factual account without any interpretation. Title: thick description author: geertz created date: 9/28/2002 2:37:11 pm.
“thick description,” according to geertz, meant analyzing each layer of meaning, as if one were peeling an onion one layer after another how does this essay, “deep play,” demonstrate this technique of “thick description. Exploring innovation and quality improvement in health care micro-systems defines and describes health care micro-systems and analyzes characteristics that enable specific micro-systems to improve the quality of care provided to their patient populations. Cultural anthropologist clifford geertz adapted the term “thick description,” originally coined by the philosopher gilbert ryle, to identify the kind of analysis and interpretation of research that best helps others understand its significance. Clifford geertzs thick description english language essay in his early career during the 1960s geertz studied the social sciences inter disciplinary under the direction of talcott parsons, parsons had grand designs for the social sciences, he wanted to bring them together to have an all-round view of what he classed as culture.
Cockfight in bali his often-cited essay deep play: notes on the balinese cockfight is the classic example of thick description, a concept adopted from the british philosopher gilbert rylethick description is an anthropological method of explaining with as much detail as possible the reason behind human actions many human actions can mean many different things, and geertz insisted that the. In geertz’s view, key symbols and important social actions are powerful, influential and significant because they have many layers of meaning “thick description,” according to “thick description,” according to. In an essay that many reader’s of geertz would be familiar with, “thick description: toward an interpretive theory if culture (1973a)”, we can see how he claims to understand that there are many different beliefs about the word culture, he himself believes in the concept of culture that is semiotic. Geertz's essay presents a study and analysis on the balinese culture through the male's obsessive affiliation with cockfighting the essay is divided into seven sections, each describing a different aspect of the balinese cockfight summarising clifford geertz’ ‘thick description: toward an interpretive theory of culture’ drishta.
Cultural landscapes bibliography return to bibliography geertz, clifford thick description: toward an interpretative theory of culture in the interpretation of cultures new york: basic books, 1973 in his first chapter in the interpretation of cultures, clifford geertz discusses the role of the ethnographer broadly, the ethnographer's. Librarything review user review - davecullen - librarything this is the best book i've ever read on cultural anthropology, and a great influence on my work thick description is the term geertz coined for what he did. Descriptive essay - the swimming pool - descriptive essay - the swimming pool the tiles were still dirty from the residue of chlorine and pittle combined into one thick layer of impossible gunk. 1 a critical review of clifford geertz’s local knowledge tommaso pavone ([email protected]) may 26th, 2014 part i: an analytic overview clifford geertz’s book, local knowledge: further essays in interpretive anthropology,1 picks up where his pathbreaking the interpretation of cultures2 left off “having called various sorts of.
In thick description: toward an interpretive theory of culture geertz views culture in semiotic termsclifford geertz: thick description: toward an interpretive theory of culture – summary this is the basis for geertz's notion of thick description. In his important essay “thick description: toward an interpretive theory of culture ” anthropologist clifford geertz aims to provide social science with and understanding and appreciation of “ thick description”while geertz applies thick description in the direction of anthropological study (specifically his own ‘interpretive anthropology’), his theory that asserts the essentially. Geertz’s response to this situation is most succinctly laid out in his famous essay, “thick description,” from which the following selection is excerpted by calling for a semiotic approach to culture, geertz sought to distinguish culture from social structures.