Beauty and the Beast: Political Logic and the Limits of Tolerance in the Refashioning of Old Bangkok
By: Michael Herzfeld (Harvard University)
Wednesday, December 8, 1-3pm (via Zoom)
To be followed on Thursday December 9th by “Celebrating Ravindra Jain: A conversation in conjunction with the publication of Michael Herzfeld's Subversive Archaism” [CelebratingRavindraJain]
Michael Herzfeld is Ernest E. Monrad Research Professor of the Social Sciences, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University; IIAS Professor of Critical Heritage Studies Emeritus, Leiden University; Chang Jiang Scholar/Visiting Professor, Shanghai International Studies University; and Professorial Fellow, Faculty of Humanities, University of Melbourne
His forthcoming book (December 2021) is entitled Subversive Archaism: Troubling Traditionalists and the Politics of National Heritage (Duke University Press).
Introduction available at: https://www.dukeupress.edu/Assets/PubMaterials/978-1-4780-1762-2_601.pdf
Recent books include:
Ours Once More: Folklore, Ideology, and the Making of Modern Greece (new, expanded edition, Berghahn 2020); Life Among Urban Planners: Practice, Professionalism, and Expertise in the Making of the City. Co-edited with Jennifer Mack (University of Pennsylvania Press).