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A Conversation with Phevos Simeonidis (Disinfaux Collective), 21 July 2021

Maria Nerina Boursinou, Pierre Monforte, and Phevos Simeonidis

Can you briefly present yourself and the Disinfaux Collective? My name is Phevos Simeonidis and I am the acting director of the Disinfaux Collective, which is a not-for-profit research co-op in Greece. I am using the word co-op because this is

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The German Mountain Troops and Their Opponents, 1943 to the Present

Nathan Stoltzfus

The most significant World War II struggle between German and Italian troops outside of Italy was the September 1943 battle for the Greek Ionian island of Cephalonia, occupied jointly after 1940 by Italian and German troops. When the post

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The Postwar Schoolbook as a Material Artifact

Two Greek Reading Textbooks from 1944

Niki Sioki

present article endeavors to contribute to the study of schoolbooks in use at the end of the Second World War. The focus will be on a reading primer (known in Greece as alphabetario ) produced in late 1944 and most likely used during the “1945 school year

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Stretching Money to Pay the Bills

Temporal Modalities and Relational Practices of ‘Getting By’ in the Greek Economic Crisis

Andreas Streinzer

Ενοικιάζεται! is written on hundreds of red and yellow stickers announcing the slowing down of consumption rhythms in Volos, a town in Thessaly, east central Greece. Ενοικιάζεται means ‘for rent’, and in some streets every third shop is

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The Mountain That Collapsed into the Village

Reconsidering Environmental Sustainability on the Island of Samothráki

Eleni Kotsira

On 25 September 2017, less than a week after I had started my fieldwork on Samothráki, a small and remote island in north-eastern Greece, the island suddenly flooded overnight and was subsequently declared to be in a state of emergency that would

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The Eurozone Crisis, Greece and European Integration

Anthropological Perspectives on Austerity in the EU

Sally Raudon and Cris Shore

Around 2010, a shift in the EU-understanding of austerity took place – from a future-orientated vision based on concepts of solidarity, cohesion and subsidiarity, to a crisis-driven present shaped around the imperatives of immediate fiscal discipline and debt repayment. This has had contradictory effects, producing widespread divisions, disunity and rising nationalism across Europe on one hand, and new forms of social solidarity and resistance on the other.

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Masculinity on Stage

Dueling in the Greek Capital, 1870–1918

Dimitra Vassiliadou

, when dueling was forbidden only “preemptively” since it led to death, “the accused was brought to justice for involuntary manslaughter.” Yet, “he was never accused of murder, … of premeditated manslaughter.” 7 Duels were not listed in the Greek

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“The Fourth Reich Is Here”

An Exploration of Populist Depictions of the European Union as a German Plot to Take Over Europe

Julian Pänke

representative of a particular periphery: Greece for the South, Poland for the East, and Great Britain as opting-out. The article concludes that the challenges for German leadership are likely to remain and therefore Germany needs strong partners prone to a more

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Life among anthropologists in Greek Macedonia*

Georgios Agelopoulos

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States of Displacement: Middle Eastern Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons and Asylum Seekers in Global Context

Lucia Volk and Marcia C. Inhorn

, and Greece, asylum applications have increased ( Eurostat 2020 ), especially as refugees board boats, dinghies, and rafts in often desperate journeys to Europe across the open sea. By international law, individuals who have crossed international