Interpretive Anthropology

Culture viewed as a symbolic system that arises primarily from human interpretations of the world. This section examines and pays tribute to the work and contributions of Clifford Geertz, Victor Turner, and Mary Douglas.

  • Clifford Geertz - “Description: Toward and Interpretive Theory of Culture,” The Interpretation of Culture, (NY: Basic Books, 1973)
  • Victor Turner - Ritual, Anti-Structure, and Religion: A Discussion of Victor Turner's Processual Symbolic Analysis
  • Mary Douglas - Anthropology and Accountability: An interview with Mary Douglas
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