The President of the Hellenic Parliament, Zoe Konstantopoulou, has set up a Debt Truth Commission to evaluate whether parts of Read more …
Theodoros Rakopoulos, one of our post-doctoral fellows, has departed for a 12 months ethnographic fieldwork to work in the neighbourhoods of Thessaloniki, the second largest city of Greece. Below is an abstract of his intention in regards to expanding the understanding of the concept of egalitarianism in two directions, concerning activisms around the practices and notions of solidarity and around ‘truth’ activism.
By Theodoros Rakopoulos
The goal of my project is to investigate divergent egalitarian responses to life conditions produced in and by the current economical crisis, which dominates so much of everyday life of the Greek people. The work will focus on lower-middle class and working class individuals and the intention is to explore analytically how differently positioned actors organise what can be described as a radically diverse, yet at times overlapping, grassroots social responses to hardship.
The nature of the project necessitates that I develop my research in two directions in order to investigate different forms of egalitarian activism. These two trajectories are seemingly parallel, yet seem also to be at times interlocked.