The Body Impolitic
Artisans and Artifice in the Global Hierarchy of Value
By (author) Michael Herzfeld
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Body Impolitic by Michael Herzfeld
Book Description"The Body Impolitic" is a critical study of tradition, not merely as an ornament of local and national heritage, but also as a millstone around the necks of those who are condemned to produce it.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226329147
(231mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 2-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Michael Herzfeld
On the Social Life of Postsocialism, Paperback (December 2009)
Pathbreaking studies of the postsocialist transition
Evicted from Eternity, Paperback (May 2009)
Focuses on Rome's historic Monti district and the wrenching dislocation caused by rapid economic, political, and social change. This book tells the story of the gentrification of Monti - once the architectural home of a community of artisans and shopkeepers now displaced by an invasion of rapacious real estate speculators, and corrupt officials.
Cultural Intimacy, Paperback (January 2005)
Anthropological interest in the nation-state and nationalism has recently intensified. This is an updated second edition of a seminal book partly responsible for this shift. It brings this leading thinker's ideas to a fresh audience.
Anthropology, Paperback (December 2000)» View all books by Michael Herzfeld
Not a textbook in the ordinary sense, this work offers a vision of how anthropology - a discipline that operates through intimate knowledge of local societies - can offer vastly increased understanding of society and culture even in this age of mass communication.
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Author Biography - Michael Herzfeld
Michael Herzfeld is a professor of anthropology at Harvard University. He is the author, most recently, of "Portrait of a Greek Imagination: An Ethnographic Biography of Andreas Nenedakis, " published by the University of Chicago Press, and "Anthropology: Theoretical Practice in Society and Culture."
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