Cultural Intimacy: Social Poetics in the Nation-State by Michael Herzfeld [ Herzfeld, Michael. Cultural Intimacy: Social Poetics in the. Cultural Intimacy draws on the author’s own extensive fieldwork in Greece, Herzfeld explores many topics – from sheep-thieves to flight attendants, from the. In this new updated edition, Herzfeld includes more discussion about what cultural intimacy has come to mean for other authors and researchers, and how it can.

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In and of itself, cultural intimacy is a rather simple and not-very-profound concept.

Herzfeld explores many topics – from sheep-thieves to flight attendants, from the banality of polite chit-chat to the divine vengeance invoked against perjury, and from the personal styles of coffeehouse and barroom to the politics of academia. It is important to note, however, that these binarisms act as convenient ways of describing the world, and should not be used as or confused with an abstract theoretical position.

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Story, Performance, and Event: By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Page 10, Highlight Cyan: You are commenting using your Twitter account. His past fieldwork has focused on Greece, and he is currently researching gentrification and management of the past in Thailand.

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Annual Review ofAnthmpology This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. He is the recipient of culyural grants, prizes, and awards and has lectured and taught at universities around the world. It therebyconvertsrevolution into conformity, represents ethnic cleansing as nationalconsensus and cultural hOlnogeneity, and recasts the sordid terrorsof emergence into a seductive immortality.

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Cambridge University Press, Similar to boundary work? Ultimately Herzfeld achieves his goal of demonstrating that “state ideologies and the intimacy of everyday social life are revealingly similar” 3even when the latter appear to stand in direct opposition to the former.

Herzfeld—Cultural Intimacy

Page 8, Highlight Cyan: His past fieldwork has focused on Greece, and he is currently researching gentrification and management of the past in Thailand. Urmson and Marina Sbisa, Cambridge, Mass.: Page 13, Highlight Cyan: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Cultural Intimacy draws on the author’s own extensive fieldwork in Greece, as well as on a wide range of comparisons from the United States, Africa, Western Europe, and elsewhere.

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Page 22, Highlight Cyan: The book improves our understanding of how states, societies and institutions function and illustrates the relevance of anthropology to contemporary issues such as globalization, censorship, ethnic conflict and nationalism.

The Transformation of Intimacy: If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’. Herzfeld explores many topics – from sheep-thieves to flight attendants, from the banality of polite chit-chat to the divine But, like all classificatory devices, they can also become a substitute for thinking: