"This new edition of Cultural Intimacy clarifies and expands upon several issues addressed in the original ground-breaking volume. With Cultural Intimacy, Herzfeld established himself as one of the leading theorists in the field of anthropology, having identified and expounded upon a concept which has now become an essential part of the theoretical landscape. By taking this concept in new directions, Herzfeld has made it yet more relevant and meaningful."
- Peter S. Allen, Rhode Island College
"In this new edition, Herzfeld makes compelling reading on the unfortunate economic crisis in Greece as it relates to images and imaginings of ‘Europe.’ He has also extended the theoretical analysis into comparative frameworks, and shown the importance of anthropological analysis to fields such as international relations and politics. This is more than an updating of a classic – it is the compelling further development of important concepts to address critical issues of culture and politics."
- Robert M. Hayden, University of Pittsburgh
Michael Herzfeld is Ernest E. Monrad Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University, USA.