Clifford Geertz purveyor of small things

Clifford Geertz  purveyor of small things In a 1995 article in The New Statesman, the anthropologist Jonathan Benthall wrote, "Clifford Geertz disappoints some colleagues because he comes up with no overarching theories.' Benthall was right or at least partly so: Geertz deliberately chose not to expound universal theories, seeking instead to find meaning in small-scale observations of simple human interaction