Below is a response to clifford geertz’s “deep play: notes on the balinese cockfight” it is posted here for an assignment as part of com412: journalism reimagined in “deep play: notes on the balinese cockfight”, ethnographer clifford geertz documents his observations and conclusions about the role of balinese cockfighting in their society based on his time there in 1958. The interpretation of cultures : selected essays [clifford geertz] home worldcat home about worldcat help search search for library items search for lists search for contacts search for a library and conduct in bali --deep play : notes on the balinese cockfight. Deep play: notes on the balinese cockfight is an essay included in the book the interpretation of cultures by anthropologist clifford geertzconsidered geertz's most seminal work, the essay addresses the meaning of cockfighting in balinese culture. Deep play: notes on the balinese cockfight clifford geertz the raid early in april of 1958, my wife and i arrived, malarial and diffident, in a balinese village we intended, as anthropologists, to study.
Clifford’s description would apply to “deep play: notes on a balinese cockfight” discussion the symbolic interpretive method called “thick description” used by clifford geertz creates interesting and highly detailed particularistic ethnographic portraits. Clifford geertz – “deep play: notes on the balinese cockfight” in his article, clifford geertz explores the balinese society through a central element of its cultural life – cockfight -, seen from the perspective of the outsider who has to prove his loyalty before being acknowledged as a physical presence. Transcript of deep play: notes on the balinese cockfight and clifford geertz cock crazy deep play: notes on the balinese cockfight clifford geertz pages 1-6 a part of the dutch republic as of 1908 small place 500 people relatively remote villagers watched every move they made knew a great deal about them but pretended like they did not. Geertz also notes that the higher the status of the participants in the cockfight, the deeper the cockfight is, and the deeper it the more a person identifies with his cock and the more the financial aspect of gambling associated with the fight is marginal in comparison with the symbolic aspects of it.
After reading clifford geertz’s deep play: notes on a balinese cockfight, i feel that ackerman and geertz have presented me with two separate views on what deep play is or could be geertz, an anthropologist, sees deep play within the people of bali in their cockfighting culture. In his essay, “deep play: notes on the balinese cockfight” clifford geertz described what appears to be playing sports or even gambling – cockfighting but reading further, one can understand that one important point of the article addresses human passions, self-expression, and relationship. In the essay, deep play: notes on the balinese cockfight, clifford geertz, the author of the essay, must comprehend the culture of the balinese people there are some aspects in which i do not understand in the essay. In “deep play: notes on the balinese cockfight”, ethnographer clifford geertz documents his observations and conclusions about the role of balinese cockfighting in their society based on his time there in 1958 how the geertz’s were intially received and how they established rapport: initially, the geertz’s were received with indifference in the balinese villages, the villagers. Clifford geertz, cultural anthropologist, is dead at 80 by andrew l yarrow published on november 1, 2006 in the new york times geertz author page and archive from the new york review of books interview of clifford geertz by alan macfarlane 5th may 2004 (film.
Clifford geertz: deep at work in bali by definition, anthropology is the study of humanity and of human culture the aim of anthropology is the focus on all aspects of human physical, social, and cultural life and is illustrated in clifford geertz's essay deep play: notes on the balinese cockfight. Deep play is a study of the balinese tradition of cockfighting, based on a year of anthropological research conducted by geertz at the end of the 1950s, when he and his wife lived in bali, attending the illegal but very popular cockfights and interviewing people involved in them. Despite being illegal, cockfighting is a widespread and highly popular phenomenon in bali, at least at the time "deep play: notes on the balinese cockfight" was written (1972) geertz reports that the balinese people deeply detest animals and more specifically expressions of animal-like behavior.
Geertz relates both the various events surrounding and the deeper cultural meaning of an example of popular culture, cockfighting on a south pacific island he contrasts his interpretation of engaging in “deep play” (extremely high stakes activities) with jeremy bentham’s famous earlier characterization of irrational behavior. The essay deep play: notes on the balinese cockfight is written by a well respected anthropologist by the name of clifford geertz, who details his observations of the balinese culture geertz was a professor at princeton and received his phd from harvard, as well as publishing several successful books in the field of anthropology. Geertz, clifford 1973 deep play: notes on a balinese cockfight the interpretation of cultures print. In the essay, deep play: notes on the balinese cockfight, clifford geertz, the author of the essay, must comprehend the culture of the balinese people cockfighting represents a part of the balinese culture, and money plays as an important factor in this hobby.
Published: mon, 5 dec 2016 what does the work of clifford geertz have to offer research into history with the publishing of his book, ‘the interpretation of cultures’ in 1973, geertz has often been hailed as the ‘champion of symbolic anthropology. Following ryle, geertz holds that anthropology's task is that of explaining cultures through thick description which specifies many details, conceptual structures and meanings, and which is opposed to thin description which is a factual account without any interpretation. Deep play : notes on the balinese cockfight [clifford geertz] home worldcat home about worldcat help search search note: citations are based on reference standards however, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study the specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher. Transcript of deep play: notes on the balinese cockfight geertz believed that the function of culture is to impose meaning on the world and make it understandable the role of anthropologists is to try to interpret the guiding symbols of each culture.