Routledge; 3rd edition
In Cultural Intimacy: Social Poetics and the Real Life of States; Societies; and Institutions; 3rd edition; (PDF) of this important and influential ebook; Michael Herzfeld revisits the idea of ‘cultural intimacy’. The chapters examine a range of topics touching on the relationship between citizen and state; and the notion of ‘national character’. Herzfeld provides a developed theoretical framework and additional clarification of core concepts such as disemia; social poetics; and structural nostalgia. The textbook has been fully updated in light of recent scholarship and events; including comments on the European Union and Greece. There is new material drawn from regions such as China and Thailand; and further consideration of religious intimacy and its impact on cities. The ebook improves our understanding of how states; societies; and institutions function and illustrates the relevance of anthropology to contemporary issues such as censorship; globalization; ethnic conflict; and nationalism.
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