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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