The Interpretation Of Cultures Text Only

Author: Clifford Geertz
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008219478
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'One of the most articulate cultural anthropologists of this generation. Geertz has consistently attempted to clarify the meaning of 'culture' and to relate that concept to the actual behavior of individuals and groups.

Local Knowledge Text Only

Author: Clifford Geertz
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008219451
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The noted cultural anthropologist and author of 'The Interpretation of Cultures' deepens our understanding of human societies through the intimacies of 'local knowledge.'

Recovery Of The Measure

Author: Robert C. Neville
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791400999
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That is, the very meaning of an expression depends on a nest of larger and larger
cultural contexts. These include not only the contexts contemporary with the
composition of the text, but also the historical continuities and discontinuities
relating the interpreter and the interpreting culture of the text. Like Dewey
insisting that his conception of life as a function of functions includes both
organism and environment, hermeneutics takes interpretation to be of a text only
as in a cultural context.

Marxism And The Interpretation Of Culture

Author: Cary Nelson
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252014017
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In essence, Marxist readings of avant-garde literature are increasingly based on
interpretive theories— Russian formalism, Bakhtin's work, theories of the "open"
text, deconstructionism— which, in one way or another, belong to modernism
itself. This sudden loss of distance has inevitably given way ... more than a left-
wing "Apology for Modernism." We need only think of such pioneering Marxist
work in the field of modern art as that of Benjamin and Adorno, and the extent of
this cultural ...

Empty Words

Author: Jay L. Garfield
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195145519
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Buddhist Philosophy and Cross-cultural Interpretation Jay L. Garfield ... It follows
that the fact that in some Asian cultures philosophical and specifically religious
practice remain more closely bound than they are in contemporary Western
culture can in no way stand as a reason for disparaging the philosophical
character or ... Only the horizon of a tradition can determine the interpretation of
any text; only the totality of texts a tradition comprises can constitute that larger
semantic horizon.

Images Of Thought

Author: Jorge J. E. Gracia
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791493857
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Some texts from past cultures look like artistic or decorative designs (consider
Mayan and Egyptian glyphs), and it is only through the historical facts that
surround them that we are able to tell they are texts. Some of these facts, such as
dates, places, and the identity of authors, seem at least important, if not
indispensable, for their understanding. In certain interpretations these factors
play more substantive roles than in others, but in most they play at least some
role. A fourth factor ...

Communication Culture And Confrontation

Author: Bernard Bel
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 8132104862
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of other texts may be there; anyway, if such other text appears, it can be
suppressed, erased or misinterpreted. While dealing with the hermeneutics of
popular tales Paul Ricoeur (1969) suggests that characters described in the tales
have a narrative identity. This narrative identity has a most rigid structure, but it
only causes the mobility of the tale. Through this, many elements get attributed to
these charactersjointly. While interpreting them, it is necessary to consider who is
narrating the ...

Interpreting Culture

Author: Joseph D. Lewandowski
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803229396
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Rethinking Method and Truth in Social Theory Joseph D. Lewandowski. of
anything — a poem, a person, a history, a ritual, an institution, a society — takes
us to the heart of that which it is the interpretation" (Cultures, 18). ... For Geertz,
good readings of texts (better guesses) must be distinguishable from bad
readings of texts (worse guesses), yet the only criterion for such a distinction is
thickness, or depth. Yet since the model of the text is already one of depth, all
readings — if they are ...

Asian Theology On The Way

Author: Peniel Rajkumar
Publisher: SPCK
ISBN: 0281066728
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The role of the reader and his or her social location is assumed to have to be
eliminated from the interpretation process. What is in and behind the text is the
only thing that really matters. Readers who are in favour of this approach claim
that their interpretation of the biblical text is of absolute validity and primary
authority for all peoples. The Asian socio-political context and cultural-religious
experience are not brought into the picture and have no bearing on the task of
reading the Bible.

Between Text And Text

Author: Michaela Bauks
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3525550251
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The canon as a semiotic mechanism controlled the meaning of the biblical
scriptures because it restricted intertextual relations of the scriptures to other
biblical scriptures only. In 2004, at a conference on intertextuality in Frankfurt am
Main, at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitat, Aichele underlined his
position that the canon excerts “Ideological Control”: In the modern secular world
of print culture, the bourgeois ideology claims that only the historical author truly
owns the text.