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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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Listening with Displacement

Sound, Citizenship, and Disruptive Representations of Migration

Tom Western

practices in the present, and connecting these to histories of movement. Athens is the focal point throughout. At a time when the European continent is marked by closed borders and calls for the protection of national cultures, Greece, especially Athens

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Philanthropy or solidarity? Ethical dilemmas about humanitarianism in crisis‐afflicted Greece

Dimitrios Theodossopoulos

That philanthropy perpetuates the conditions that cause inequality is an old argument shared by thinkers such as Karl Marx, Oscar Wilde and Slavoj Žižek. I recorded variations of the same argument in local conversations regarding growing humanitarian concern in austerity‐ridden Greece. Local critiques of the efficacy of humanitarianism, which I explore here ethnographically, bring to the fore two parallel possibilities engendered by the ‘humanitarian face’ of solidarity initiatives: first, their empowering potential (where solidarity initiatives enhance local social awareness), and second, the de‐politicisation of the crisis (a liability that stems from the effectiveness of humanitarianism in ameliorating only temporarily the superficial consequences of the crisis). These two possibilities – which I treat as simultaneous and interrelated – can help us appreciate the complexity and social embeddedness of humanitarian solidarity in times of austerity.

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Feminisms and Politics in the Interwar Period

The Little Entente of Women (1923–1938)

Katerina Dalakoura

The Little Entente of Women (LEW) was founded in 1923 during the ninth conference of the International Women's Suffrage Alliance (IWSA), which took place in Rome (12–20 May 1923), by representatives of feminist organizations from Greece, Bulgaria

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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 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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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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Introduction

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

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The Greek Catholic Community and its Collective Memories

Religious Orders, Monasteries and Confessional Dynamics in Lebanon

Rodrigo Ayupe Bueno da Cruz

This article analyses the role of the Salvatorian and Chouerite 1 monastic orders and their principal convents in producing collective memories among the Greek Catholic community in Lebanon. Within a national context marked by both a

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Vertigo and Urgency

Affective Resonances of Crisis

Daniel M. Knight

. Pertinent to the study at hand, given the duality of crisis as both rupture and chronic condition, is a Time of Crisis in Greece, where I have worked since 2003. Economic crisis burst onto the scene in 2009/10 and has since become endemic, spurring a