Cultural Sociology

The Greek Crisis and Its Cultural Origins

A Study in the Theory of Multiple Modernities

Authors: Marangudakis, Manussos

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  • Employs a cultural sociological framework to provide a comprehensive examination of Greek political culture from medieval to contemporary times
  • Traces the social and political developments that led to the 2010 Greek economic crisis
  • Weaves theoretical discussion and quantitative and statistical analysis together to present a comprehensive framework to explore the civil conscience of a country
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This original analysis of modern Greece’s political culture attempts to present a “total social fact”—a coherent and complex representation of Greek socio-political culture—to identify the cultural causes of Greece’s recent disastrous economic crisis. Using a culturalist frame inspired by the Yale Strong Program, Marangudakis argues that the core cultural orientations of Greece have determined its politics—Greek secular culture flows out of the religion of Eastern Orthodoxy with its mysticism, icons, and general “ortherworldly-nesses.” This theoretical discussion, bringing together Eisenstadt, Michael Mann, Banfield, and Taylor, is complemented by an innovative use of survey data, processed by political scientist and statistician Theodore Chadjipadelis. The carefully deployed quantitative data demonstrate that the culture previously described is actually shared by people living in Greece today. In his sweeping conclusion to this thorough cultural analysis, Marangudakis reflects on the prospects of Greek cultural recovery through the construction of a non-populist civil religion.

About the authors

Manussos Marangudakis is Professor of Comparative Cultural Sociology at the University of the Aegean, Greece.

Theodore Chadjipadelis is Professor of Applied Statistics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Greek Crisis and Its Cultural Origins
Book Subtitle
A Study in the Theory of Multiple Modernities
Authors
Series Title
Cultural Sociology
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-13589-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-13589-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-13588-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 460
Number of Illustrations
54 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour
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