Thursday, November 02, 2006


Clifford Geertz passed away this week. In memory of his work, I'd like to select one quotation that might serve as an inspiration to the work done under the banner of Urban Communication.

"The next necessary neither the construction of a universal Esperanto-like culture...nor the invention of some vast technology of human management. It is to enlarge the possibility of intelligible discourse between people quite different from one another in interest, outlook, wealth, and power, and yet contained in a world where tumbled as they are into endless connection, it is increasingly difficult to get out of each other's way." From Works and Lives: The Anthropologist as Author (1988)

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