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Clifford Geertz Quotes

People keep asking how anthropology is different from sociology, and everybody gets nervous.

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I don't have the notion that everybody has to write in some single academic style.

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Most anthropologists are doing straightforward ethnography, and should.

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I think what's known about neurology is still scattered and uncertain.

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I agree with Chomsky in almost nothing. When it comes to innate structures and so on, I'm very skeptical.

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I think of myself as a writer who happens to be doing his writing as an anthropologist.

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I've written a lot of books which are written from the moon - the view from nowhere.

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My instincts are always against people who want to fasten some sort of hegemony onto things.

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Anthropology in general has always been fairly hospitable to female scholars, and even to feminist scholars.

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I don't think things are moving toward an omega point I think they're moving toward more diversity.

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I think feminism has had a major impact on anthropology.

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I never leave a sentence or a paragraph until I'm satisfied with it.

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I think the American university system still seems to be the best system in the world.

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Meaning is socially, historically, and rhetorically constructed.

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