GEERTZ VS. LEVI-STRAUSS: LATENT STRUCTURAL DISPOSITIONS IN GEERTZ  THEORY OF CULTURE ? Cover Image
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Gerc vs. Levi-Stros: latentne strukturalne pretpostavke u Gercovom kulturalizmu?
GEERTZ VS. LEVI-STRAUSS: LATENT STRUCTURAL DISPOSITIONS IN GEERTZ THEORY OF CULTURE ?

Author(s): Gordana Gorunović
Subject(s): Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Sociology of Culture
Published by: Srpski genealoški centar
Keywords: Claude Levi-Strauss;Clifford Geertz;structuralism; culturalism; theory of culture; cultural diversity; anthro-pological writing
Summary/Abstract: These are two authors, in Foucauldian terms that certainly belong to the most influential individuals in socio-cultural anthropology, as well as in the social sciences and interdisci-plinary research more broadly. Claude Levi-Strauss became some kind of an intellectual hero during the domination of structuralism in the mid-twentieth century and during the 1960s, while Clifford Geertz was an icon and ambassador of anthropology in the second half of the twentieth century. They are both one of the founders of the discourse theory. They not only established a distinct theoretical approaches and methods structural (Levi-Strauss) and interpretative anthropology (Clifford Geertz), but through their intellectual authority they also inspired paradigms and intellectual move-ments making structuralism and interpretation of culture more than some passing episodes in the history of social tho-ugh (in terms of trendy ideas ). My aim is to make some parallels between these two aut-hors, who despite all the differences that are evident in their epi-stemological discourses, theoretical approaches and methods (as well as in their ethnographic and anthropological writings it-self) still have some similarities in their theorisation and inter-pretation of culture, which I would like to stress in this paper.

  • Page Range: 58-94
  • Page Count: 37
  • Publication Year: 2009
  • Language: Serbian