Cultural Intimacy: Social Poetics in the Nation-state

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Psychology Press, 2005 - Social Science - 280 pages
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 contribute to present studies of global processes and the forces that resist them.
 

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Contents

Introducing Cultural Intimacy
1
New Reflections on the Geopolitics of Cultural Intimacy
39
Of Definitions and Boundaries
73
Persuasive Resemblances
93
The Dangers of Metaphor From Troubled Waters to Boiling Blood
111
Cultural Intimacy and the Meaning of Europe
127
Structural Nostalgia Time and the Oath in the Mountain Villages of Crete
147
Social Poetics in Theory and Practice Regular Guys and Irregular Practices
183
The Practice of Stereotypes
201
Toward a Militant Middle Ground?
211
Notes
225
References Cited
241
Index
269
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Michael Herzfeld is Professor of Anthropology at Harvard University. He is the recipient of numerous grants, prizes, and awards and has lectured and taught at universities around the world. Herzfeld is former editor of American Ethnologist. His past fieldwork has focused on Greece, and he is currently researching gentrification and management of the past in Thailand.

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