publication . Article . Other literature type . 2014

The Ambivalence of Anti-Austerity Indignation in Greece: Resistance, Hegemony and Complicity

Dimitrios Theodossopoulos;
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  • Published: 30 May 2014
  • Publisher: Taylor and Francis
  • Country: United Kingdom
This article engages with a contradiction that can help us appreciate the ambiguity and complexity of indirect resistance as this is articulated in informal everyday contexts: many citizens in Greece boldly challenge the antisocial austerity measures that have plagued their lives, highlighting how these represent a hegemonic imposition led by foreign centres of economic power. Their anti-hegemonic critique, however, often recycles a dislike for foreigners and xenophobia, echoing more pervasive hegemonic narratives (for example, a crypto-colonial identification of Greece with the West). To deal with this contradiction, I stress the need to (1) de-pathologize loca...
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