Geertz on cultural anthropology

This is one of my favorite quotes. I read it often when I get frustrated with how my research is going:

“This backward order of things – first you write and then you figure out what you are writing about – may seem odd, or even perverse, but it is, I think, at least most of the time, standard procedure in cultural anthropology.”

Clifford Geertz – The Interpretation of Culture (preface)

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