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By Clifford Geertz

In The Interpretation of Cultures, the main unique anthropologist of his new release moved a ways past the conventional confines of his self-discipline to enhance a massive new thought of tradition. This groundbreaking ebook, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the yank Sociological organization, helped outline for a complete new release of anthropologists what their box is finally about.

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