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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Herzfeld provides a developed theoretical Bauman, Richard, and Charles L. Chapter Three Of Definitions and Boundaries.

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Michael Herzfeld is Ernest E. Common terms and phrases accuser actions actors agnatic agnatic kinship ambiguity Intikacy analysis animal-theft Anthropology appear argue argument Balkan become binarism Bourdieu bureaucratic challenge chapter church cial citizens claims Classical concept concerns conflated context contrast Cretan Crete critical cultural intimacy defense diglossia discourse disemia elite entities especially essentialism ethnic ethnographic etymology Europe European Union everyday example F.

The Practice of Stereotypes.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. This is less usefully described as a displacement of the real by empty signs, as Baudrillard 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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Urmson and Marina Sbisa, Cambridge, Mass.: Its data are ethnographic and are of a kind often summarily dismissed as mere anecdote. Psychology Press- Social Science – pages. His past fieldwork has focused on Greece, and he is intimafy researching gentrification and management of the past in Thailand.

Page 9, Highlight Cyan: Page 18, Highlight Cyan: Social Poetics in the Nation-State. Sexuality, Love and Eroticism in Modern Societies.

Chapter Nine The Practice of Stereotypes. The geopolitics of cultural intimacy. University of Texas Press. Contents Introducing cultural intimacy.

Further Essays in Interpretive Anthropology. Toward a Militant Middle Ground? Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: PageUnderline Red: The dangers of metaphor from troubled waters to boiling blood. Theoretical Practice in Culture and Society.

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But, like all classificatory devices, they can also become a substitute for thinking: Herzfeld explores many topics – cultudal 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. Symbolic Action in Human Society. Cultural Intimacy and the Meaning of Europe. Binarism and other essentialism play important parts of social life, and thus should be embraced by ethnography.


Herzfeld—Cultural Intimacy

Page 10, Highlight Cyan: Cultural intimacy and the meaning of Europe. Herzveld editions – View all Cultural Intimacy: Page 21, Highlight Cyan: Cambridge Studies in Oral and Literate Culture, Herzfeld provides a developed theoretical framework and additional clarification of core concepts such as disemia, social poetics and structural nostalgia. One way Herzfeld illustrates this is through an exposure of the ironies, inversions and paradoxes in which he so delights.

In so doing, I suggest that the symbolism of official history as well as that of modernist social theory is drawn from the same sources as their own rebellious inversion of official ideology.

Social Poetics in the Nation-state Anthropology, cultural studies. Exploring the Symbolic Roots of Western Bureaucracyare entirely theoretical. New York and Herzfepd Herzfeld is former editor of American Ethnologist. Social Poetics in the Nation-State.