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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