publication . Book . Preprint . 2015

The self in crisis: the experience of personal and social suffering in contemporary Greece

Charalambos Tsekeris; Nikos Kaberis; Maria Pinguli;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jun 2015
  • Publisher: Hellenic Observatory, European Institute
  • Country: United Kingdom
The current Greek crisis is not only financial or economic, but also political, and touches on deeply entrenched social and cultural values and processes. Obviously, the Greek society is in a fluid and prolonged state of suffering, precariousness, and transition. But the same applies to the Greek self that confronts the strong and painful dismantling of dominant sociocultural structures, narratives and imaginaries. The central aim of the present work is to demonstrate and discuss the complex relationship between self-suffering and such dismantling, from an interpretive phenomenological standpoint, with special reference to health professionals, members of the Gr...
free text keywords: economic crisis; self-suffering; uncertainty; middle class; Greece, HC Economic History and Conditions, HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform, jel:N0
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