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Reversing the world—What austerity does to time and place

Theodoros Rakopoulos

Keywords: austerity; austerity measures; Eduardo Galeano; historical consciousness; structural adjustment; temporality

Instead of taking for granted that austerity is unidirectionally associated with Europe, the anthropology of austerity should be paying attention to the situatedness of its effects. The levering potential that a comparative analysis of austerity allows is precious, for it opens new critical perspectives on our understanding of temporal and geographical consciousness. An antipode of perspective invites a more historical analysis of a phenomenon that unsettles the conceived understandings of Europe’s position.

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