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Reform and Transition in the Mediterranean

Political and Cultural Aspects of Greek Exoticism

Editors: Panagiotopoulos, Panayis, Sotiropoulos, Dimitris (Eds.)

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  • Develops historical, political, cultural and psychoanalytic aspects of the Greek exoticism
  • Explores Greece’s national identity in the context of the financial crisis
  • Contributes to the comprehension of the crisis-ridden society and politics of EU member states
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This book explores the new Greek exoticism by examining political and cultural mechanisms that contribute to Greece’s image and self-image construction. The contributions shed light on the subject from different perspectives, including political science, history of ideas, sociology, cultural studies, and art criticism. In the first part, the book provides a historical review with a focus on philhellenism, perceptions of antiquity and modernity, and the evolution of Greece as an idea. The second part looks at the current Greek crisis and analyses ideological, political and cultural aspects and stereotypes that contributed to the formation of contemporary Greek culture. The third and final part discusses notions such as aestheticism, idealism and pragmaticism, and deconstructs narrations of Greece through artistic media, such as films and exhibitions, which present a new oriental Utopia.

About the authors

Panayis Panagiotopoulos is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos is Associate Professor of Contemporary History & Politics at the University of Peloponnese, Greece, and Editor-in-Chief of the Nea Hestia journal.

Reviews

“Foreigners have exoticized the Greeks as everything from the illustrious forbears of the West to the deadbeat miscreants of Europe. In this welcome book Greek scholars dissect the fictions of philhellenism, zorbaism, and poverty porn in chapters presenting eye-opening examples encased in adventurous analysis. These qualities make the book indispensable for anyone seeking a critical understanding of Greece.” (Charles Stewart, University College London, UK, and author of Dreaming and Historical Consciousness in Island Greece)

“Due to the sovereign debt crisis a multitude of sensibilities emerged as to how other Europeans apprehend Greeks and how the latter view themselves. This ingenious and timely collection confers added value to the hitherto analyses of Greece-under-crisis by deciphering undercurrent meaning-making processes shaped by crypt-colonial and orientalist stereotypes and myths in an interplay of inside-out, bottom-up, and top-down perspectives.” (Nicolas Demertzis, Professor of Political Sociology and Communication, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Director & President of the National Centre for Social Research, Greece)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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eBook 41,64 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-19864-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 51,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-19863-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Political and Cultural Aspects of Greek Exoticism
Editors
  • Panayis Panagiotopoulos
  • Dimitris Sotiropoulos
Series Title
Reform and Transition in the Mediterranean
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19864-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19864-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-19863-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 170
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