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Blaming Tactics and Discontent about the Greek Financial Crisis

Dimitrios Theodossopoulos;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Publisher: Chicago University Press
  • Country: United Kingdom
The austerity measures introduced as a response to the recent financial crisis in Greece have inspired a wave of discontent among local Greek actors. The latter declared themselves as “indignant” or “infuriated” with the austerity measures. Their indignation, as I demonstrate in this article, has been expressed in terms of diverse arguments that have either encouraged public protest or served as a critique of the protest in culturally intimate contexts. Here, I argue that the critical local discourse about the austerity measures does not merely represent an attempt to evade responsibility but a serious concern with accountability and the unsettling of moral comm...
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