[MGSA-L] Princeton Hellenic Studies Lecture: December 4, 2013

Dimitri H. Gondicas gondicas at Princeton.EDU
Mon Dec 2 06:46:00 PST 2013


Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies


Dimitris Dalakoglou

University of Sussex

The Crisis before “The Crisis”:
Violence and Urban Neoliberalisation in Athens

The "Greek crisis" was officially inaugurated on May 2010 with the loan the Greek government took from the IMF-European Union-European Central Bank troika; the largest a country had ever taken (€110 bn). Since then, the social implications of this crisis have been dramatic. The form and the scale of social phenomena observed today in Greece and particularly in Athens are unprecedented for the recent history of the country. Nevertheless, a diachronic examination of some socio-spatial aspects of Athens reveals that the social character of the current crisis has been taking shape for some time.

Dimitris Dalakoglou<http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/236301> is Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Sussex (UK) and currently is Visiting Scholar at CUNY Graduate Center. He is the co-editor of Revolt and Crisis in Greece<http://issuu.com/occupied_london/docs/ol-revolt_and_crisis_in_greece> and of Roads and Anthropology<http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/17450101.2012.718426>. Since 2012 he holds a ESRC-Future Research Leaders <http://www.esrc.ac.uk/my-esrc/grants/ES.K001663.1/read> grant for the project “The City at a time of Crisis” [www.crisis-scape.net]<http://crisis-scape.net/index.php>.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

4:30 p.m.

Scheide Caldwell House, Room 103

Cosponsored by the Program in Urban Studies

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