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Clifford Geertz

Clifford Geertz (1926–2006) was an anthropologist. Widely recognized as the most influential American anthropologist of the twentieth century, Geertz championed the role of symbols in the creation and interpretation of social meaning. His many books include Peddlers and Princes: Social Development and Economic Change in Two Indonesian Towns and Available Light: Anthropological Reflections on Philosophical Topics.

Morality Tale

Ishi's Brain: In Search of America's Last "Wild" Indian

by Orin Starn

Ishi in Three Centuries

edited by Karl Kroeber and Clifton Kroeber

October 7, 2004 issue

Which Way to Mecca? Part II

Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam

by Gilles Kepel

Militant Islam Reaches America

by Daniel Pipes

The Two Faces of Islam: The House of Sa'ud from Tradition to Terror

by Stephen Schwartz

Terror and Liberalism

by Paul Berman

The Future of Political Islam

by Graham E. Fuller

After Jihad: America and the Struggle for Islamic Democracy

by Noah Feldman

Faithlines: Muslim Conceptions of Islam and Society

by Riaz Hassan

The Ulama in Contemporary Islam: Custodians of Change

by Muhammad Qasim Zaman

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July 3, 2003 issue

Which Way to Mecca?

What Went Wrong? The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East

by Bernard Lewis

The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror

by Bernard Lewis

Islam in a Globalizing World

by Thomas W. Simons Jr.

The Shade of Swords: Jihad and the Conflict Between Islam and Christianity

by M.J. Akbar

Islam: A Short History

by Karen Armstrong

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June 12, 2003 issue

The Last Humanist

A Preference for the Primitive: Episodes in the History of Western Taste and Art

by E.H. Gombrich

September 26, 2002 issue

The Visit

A Society Without Fathers or Husbands: The Na of China

by Cai Hua, translated from the French by Asti Hustvedt

October 18, 2001 issue

Life Among the Anthros

Darkness in El Dorado: How Scientists and Journalists Devastated the Amazon

by Patrick Tierney

February 8, 2001 issue

Deep Hanging Out

Chronicle of the Guayaki Indians

by Pierre Clastres, translated by Paul Auster

Routes: Travel and Translation in the Late Twentieth Century

by Clifford. James

October 22, 1998 issue

Culture War

The Apotheosis of Captain Cook: European Mythmaking in the Pacific

by Gananath Obeyesekere

How 'Natives' Think, About Captain Cook, for Example

by Marshall Sahlins

November 30, 1995 issue

Life on the Edge

In the Realm of the Diamond Queen: Marginality in an Out-of-the-Way Place

by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

April 7, 1994 issue

Genet’s Last Stand

Prisoner of Love

by Jean Genet, translated by Barbara Bray, Introduction by Edmund White

November 19, 1992 issue

A Lab of One’s Own

Feminism and Science

edited by Nancy Tuana

The Mind Has No Sex? Women in the Origins of Modern Science

by Londa Schiebinger

Primate Visions: Gender, Race, and Nature in the World of Modern Science

by Donna Haraway

November 8, 1990 issue

A South Sea Renaissance

Southeast Asia in the Age of Commerce, 1450–1680: Vol. I, The Lands below the Winds

by Anthony Reid

February 16, 1989 issue

The Ultimate Ghetto

The Last Arab Jews: The Communities of Jerba, Tunisia

by Abraham L. Udovitch and Lucette Valensi

February 28, 1985 issue

Conjuring with Islam

Muslim Society

by Ernest Gellner

Loyalty and Leadership in an Early Islamic Society

by Roy P. Mottahedeh

On Understanding Islam: Selected Studies

by Wilfred Cantwell Smith

Islam and Revolution: Writings and Declarations of Imam Khomeini

translated and annotated by Hamid Algar

Studies on Islam

translated and edited by Merlin L. Swartz

Covering Islam: How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World

by Edward W. Said

Islam in the Modern World and Other Studies

by Elie Kedourie

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May 27, 1982 issue

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