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Henry Miller Travels in Greece

Leonidas Sotiropoulos and

When Henry Miller left Paris in the summer of 1939 (July 14) and set foot in Greece, Europe was, in Winston Churchill’s words (1971, 341–358), “on the verge” of war. Within weeks of his arrival (mid-August) on the island of Corfu at the house of

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The desire for disinheritance in austerity Greece

Daniel M. Knight

over the property, her father wanted to create social and economic security for his children “but managed to achieve the exact opposite.” The idea of “putting in order [ taktopoiisi ] the kids,” Eleni says, “is something really important in Greek

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Nonrecording the “European refugee crisis” in Greece

Navigating through irregular bureaucracy

Katerina Rozakou

asks in Greek. “Family name!” The coast guard carries on several times in English and receives no answer whatsoever. The officer gets more and more irritated and desperate. He shouts and curses in Greek, possibly addressing his colleagues and myself

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The Jewish Museum of Greece

Brief Description, Mission, Issues and Programmes

Zanet Battinou

The Jewish Museum of Greece was founded in Athens in 1977 to house a small number of artefacts, sad remnants from the Greek Jewish Communities, which unlike their owners survived the destruction of the Holocaust. In 1997 the Jewish Museum left its long-time home, on 36 Amalias Avenue, and moved into its own premises, a restored neo-classical building on 39 Nikis Street. On 10 March 1998, the official inauguration of the museum took place, marking a new era for this historical and ethnographical institution, dedicated to preserve, study and present historical, cultural and material evidence of 2,300 years of Jewish life in Greece.

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Temporal Vertigo and Time Vortices on Greece’s Central Plain

Daniel M. Knight

Introduction ‘Have you ever seen that programme Star Trek ?’ Despoina asks me as we walk through the weekly market in the centre of Trikala, a town on the central plains of mainland Greece. ‘I remember as a child’, she nudges me in the side

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Looking for the Way Out

The Attribution of Treatment Responsibility among Greek and German Actors in the Eurozone Crisis Debate

Jochen Roose, Moritz Sommer, and Maria Kousis

Introduction In a Eurogroup meeting in October 2009, the new Greek minister of finance, George Papaconstantinou, revealed that the Greek public debt was much higher than previously stated. The Greek state was unable to cover the increasing

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Senses and Gender in Modern and Ancient Greek Healing Rituals

Evy Johanne Håland

This article is based on a larger ongoing project, The Dangerous Life: Gender, Pain, Health and Healing in Modern and Ancient Greece, a Comparison , which presents a method new to the study of antiquity: ethnographic fieldwork combined with

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Archaeological Narratives in Greek History Textbooks

From Texts to Pupils’ Interpretations

Maria Repoussi and Konstatina Papakosta

and their territorial extent. 16 Archeology has also been used for similar purposes, 17 and its connection with nationalism has been long and complex. 18 Especially in Greece, archeology as a discipline 19 as well as its didactical transposition

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The Lives of Unaccompanied Refugee Minors during their Transit Stay in Greece

Theano Kallinikaki

tides and frictions affecting the refugee groups as a whole. This article is intended to inform new politics and policies for helping URMs in Greece and the EU. It and many other resources indicate that their living circumstances “on the move” are

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The Greek economic crisis as trope

Daniel M. Knight

The Greek economic crisis resonates across Europe as synonymous with corruption, poor government, austerity, financial bailouts, civil unrest, and social turmoil. The search for accountability on the local level is entangled with competing rhetorics of persuasion, fear, and complex historical consciousness. Internationally, the Greek crisis is employed as a trope to call for collective mobilization and political change. Drawing on ethnographic research conducted in Trikala, central Greece, this article outlines how accountability for the Greek economic crisis is understood in local and international arenas. Trikala can be considered a microcosm for the study of the pan-European economic turmoil as the “Greek crisis“ is heralded as a warning on national stages throughout the continent.