• A Common Thread
    we going? Studying Clifford Geertz, Patricia Limerick, John Wideman, and Ralph Waldo Emerson has made it easier for me to answer my own question. These four authors of varying expertise tied together a common thread called culture. Clifford Geertz in his essay "Deep Play" brought us the world of...
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  • Tools
    Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight” By Clifford Geertz Name: Brabalini Logeswaran Student #: 998472790 Tutorial: TUT 0001 Professor: Cummings Maggie T.A Name: Letham Bryn Date: February, 10, 2011 In “Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight” the anthropologist Clifford Geertz wrote...
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  • Symbolic Interactionism and Geertz' Deep Play - an Integration
    Symbolic Interactionism and GeertzDeep Play Symbolic interaction, one of the three main perspectives of the social sciences of Anthropology and Sociology, was thought to be first conceived by Max Weber and George Herbert Mead as they both emphasized the subjective meaning of human behavior, the...
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  • Geertz AW
    Ryan Jones Professor K. Nelson English 205 7 May 2014 Balinese Cockfighting and the Deep Play Involved While reading the short essay, “Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight” by Clifford Geertz, the reader will notice how he has divided his writing into seven different sections that flow very...
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  • Fight Club
    Kobi Sliva ANTH 205-504 721004276 Homework 2: Clifford Geertz’s “Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight.” Deep Play and Fight Club represent the significance of statelessness and acceptance into our society that compels our status quo as an individual. In this essay I will discuss...
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  • Geertz
    Clifford Geertz (1926-2006) Thought and works At the University of Chicago, Geertz became a "champion of symbolic anthropology", which gives prime attention to the role of thought ("symbols") in society. Symbols guide action. Culture, outlined by Geertz in his book The Interpretation of Cultures...
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  • Ethnographic Authority: A comparative analysis of Mead, Turner and Geertz
     Ethnographic Authority: A Comparative Analysis of Mead, Turner and Geertz Paula J. Suter Anthropological Thought and Praxis I - Dr. Christina Wasson Midterm - October 14, 2013 Introduction Ethnographic authority is a useful concept. Examining the...
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  • what is sport?
    is sport? With reference to Clifford Geertz’s article, ‘Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight,’ sport can be a means for fostering community relationships through settling disputes and violence in a ritualized manner. The descriptive analysis of the “deep play” of the Balinese cockfight serves...
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  • Deviance in Bali, Indonesia
    Leticia King Gender, Deviance, and Economics: the Balinese Cockfight Abstract Clifford Geertz theorizes that, cockfighting in Bali, Indonesia is a focal point of culture and kinship relationships. However, women are not allowed to participate or watch the matches. Therefore, does the exclusion of...
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  • Baseball
    Deep Play is a significant part in every culture, in one form or another. In some places it’s through sports, or in places such as Bali, as Geertz wrote about, it can be in the manner of cockfighting. Whatever the situation may be, you will find that certain men in a society will have no problem risking...
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  • Clifford Geertz Deep Play: Notes on a Balinese Cockfight
    aspects, and perform cross-cultural comparisons. The essay "Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight" is written by a well respected anthropologist by the name of Clifford Geertz, who details his observations of the Balinese culture. Geertz was a professor at Princeton and received his Ph.D. from Harvard...
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  • Cstd 398 Syllabus
    language crafted by others is public acknowledgement that the perpetrator lacks all sense of pride and self-worth. Such a thief will never know the deep pleasure, the joys, of creativity and deserves only our pity and contempt.” Richard C. Doenges, letter to editor, NY Times, August 19, 2010. The...
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  • Fundamental Elements in Ethnography
    own perspectives. Margaret Mead (1928) went to the Pacific for nine months to document the ways adolescence is negotiated by Samoan islanders. Clifford Geertz (1965) studied religious practices in Bali, and Sherry Ortner (1978) traveled to Tibet to study the relationships among cultural symbols in the...
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  • nicaragua
    men 9. A behavioral map, sieve, or matrix In his 1973 text The Interpretation of Cultures, another prominent anthropologist and ethnographer Clifford Geertz wrote that “man is an animal suspended in webs of significance he himself has spun… I take culture to be those webs, and the analysis of it to...
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  • Culture Marketing
    evolutionary process. In agriculture one cultivates a plant in which the land is cultured first and later the plant is brought to the cultured land. There is a deep link between growth and land. From the cultured land comes a healthy plant. In the same way, human beings culture their personality in and through their...
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  • Anthropology Schools
    anthropologists viewed as primitive customs. His analysis of social structure and function encouraged anthropologists to look at how a particular custom plays a role in maintaining social stability. At the same time, his analysis was criticized for not considering historical changes of traditional societies...
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  • Clifford Geertz - Interpretive Anthropology
    Social Anthropology Essay. How would you summarize Clifford Geertz’s contribution to the field of anthropology? Clifford Geertz I have chosen this essay on Geertz, as the information I received in class I found interesting and wanted to elaborate on the knowledge I already had. In this essay...
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  • Debate About Collective Memory
    collective memory and social memory frameworks. He goes further to assert that our personal thoughts reside in these social frameworks which actively play a role in the process of recollection. We are able to remember things more vividly and with a higher degree of clarity when parents, friends, or fellow...
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  • Anthropology
    critical summary of 1 (one) of the following required reading articles from weeks 1-6: Miner, Horace. “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema” Geertz, Clifford. “Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight.” Rylko-Bauer, Barbra, Merrill Singer and John Van Willigan. “Reclaiming Applied Anthropology: Its Past...
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  • The Influence of Political Leader by Naomi Weir
    Primordialism 1 Naomi Weir 2012 The notion of Primordialism and its relation to ethnic conflict largely originates from the writings of Clifford Geertz. He outlines the concept of Primordialism in his book The Interpretation of Cultures where he states: ‘By a primordial attachment is meant one...
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