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Thick description

  1. 1. Thick Description: Toward an Interpretive Theory of Culture
  2. 2. Geertz was an American anthropologist. • Culture is public. • Thick description • Thin description
  3. 3. Thick description is, • Semiotic term • Public act • Various sign and symbols • Pre-ascribed cultural meaning
  4. 4. • Wink of an eye • Eye twitch
  5. 5. Thin description is, • only behavior • without interpretation • For examle; wink is a contraction of the eyelid.
  6. 6. Thin description • In India culture, cow is sacred. • In Turkish culture, cow is animal for only produce milk.
  7. 7. • Amulet in Turkish culture
  8. 8. Thick description
  9. 9. The four parameters Geertz, 1- Interpretative study. 2- The subject of interpretation is the flow social discourse. 3- Interpretation deals with extrovert expressions. 4- Ethnographic description is microscopic.
  10. 10. • Gilbert Ryle was a British philosopher. • “Le Penseur” (thinking of men) • Thinking and Reflecting • The Thinking of
  11. 11. Thanks for listening • Tansu DEMIROK • Melek Nur AYDIN

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