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Migration and Citizenship in “Athens of Crisis”

An Interview with Vice Mayor Lefteris Papagiannakis

Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou and Nina Papachristou

The following is an interview conducted in August 2017 in Athens, Greece, between Eleftherios (Lefteris) Papagiannakis, Vice Mayor of Athens for Migrants, Refugees and Municipal Decentralization, and Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou. The interview

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Motorcycling in 1980s Athens

Popularization, Representational Politics, and Social Identities

Panagiotis Zestanakis

, mostly linked to juvenile delinquency and drug addiction. This article focuses on two points. First, it attempts to illustrate how the bikers of Athens were represented (and stigmatized) in a period during which motorcycling experienced popularization

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Spatializing Radical Political Imaginaries

Neoliberalism, Crisis, and Transformative Experience in the Syntagma Square Occupation in Greece

Dimitris Soudias

“If you have not lived it, you cannot understand it,” Vasilis told me of his experience in the 2011 occupation of Syntagma Square in Athens. Back then, Greeks of all ages and across most political persuasions had set up a protest camp in the heart

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Listening with Displacement

Sound, Citizenship, and Disruptive Representations of Migration

Tom Western

([1941] 2016: 23) . Athens. Late 1930s. I begin here, as this article takes up some of the themes that resonate from Miller's writing: sound and listening, migration and memory, technology and territory. This article attempts two things. First, it argues

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Sons of 'the modern Athens'

The Classical Union of Athletic and Intellectual Masculinities in Charles Reade's Hard Cash

Marc Milton Ducusin

Charles Reade's sensation novel Hard Cash (1863) ostensibly divides the qualities of athletic and intellectual prowess between its two main male characters, the Oxford rower Edward Dodd and the more academically inclined Alfred Hardie. Their contrasted pairing iterates the sensation genre's trope of doubled identities, while Reade's depiction of their respective aptitudes draws heavily on Classical ideals of male beauty and philosophical learning. Complicating the dichotomy, Alfred increasingly comes to embody the need for cohesion of body and intellect, thus illustrating Reade's vision of Oxford as a 'modern Athens' that 'cultivates muscle as well as mind.'

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The Obligation Is the Point

‘Refugee 2 Refugee’ Care and Solidarity in Greece

Zareena Grewal

was designed to investigate the role of religion in refugee-centered social justice organisations in Greece. I primarily focus on three R2R initiatives in Greece: Jafra-Athens, United Afghan Community in Greece, and City Plaza Initiative in Solidarity

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Matthew Trundle

classical Athens? He argues that a “civilizing process,” alongside the rise of the modern nation-state that holds a monopoly on force, has led to a decline of violence. 1 He adds that the growing significance of commerce and technologies have facilitated

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Masculinity on Stage

Dueling in the Greek Capital, 1870–1918

Dimitra Vassiliadou

and political rights. Only a citizen par excellence could defend his personal interests and at the same time act as guarantor of the general interests of society. 5 This article draws on some forty duels that took place in Athens between 1870 and

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Maggie Gray, Kees Ribbens, Sebastian Domsch, and Dyfrig Jones

Ribbens NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies Anna Maria Jones and Rebecca N. Mitchell, eds, Drawing on the Victorians: The Palimpsest of Victorian and Neo-Victorian Graphic Texts (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2017). 386 pp

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Staging Democracy

The Aganaktismenoi of Greece and the Squares Movement(s)

George Sotiropoulos

“Indignant, revolt! You can do it …” (Graffito in the streets of Athens) Six years have passed since the summer of 2011, when Syntagma Square, Athens’s central square where the parliament is situated, was occupied by the Aganaktismenoi