Reply (Abstract)

(by Clifford Geertz, in Current Anthopology, 45 (2004), pp. 591-593)

Presents a reply by anthropologist Clifford Geertz on the criticism his insights of the political dynamics and developments of Third World countries by fellow anthropologists. Contention of Geertz that the notion of Indonesian convulsion of 1965-66 is due to the maneuvering of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency which simply denies any internal politics at all; Alleged exaggeration of Geertz of sovereignty as contested and not resisted; Reaction to the criticisms of Claudio Lomnitz on the archaeology of the state and a number of critical issues.


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