Local Utopia as Unobtrusive Resistance: The Greek Village Micro-Economy

  • Marina Karides University of Hawaii

Abstract

In late 2008 Athenian youths, triggered by extreme police violence, took to the streets with collective and intensive protests against the growing poverty, unemployment, and political corruption in Greece. The subsequent, regular protests in urban Greece speak not only to the rejection of Greek governance but also to the political and economic promise of the Euro-zone falsely promoted as a boon for its periphery. The oft-reiterated headline Athens is burning is varyingly used by left and right media reporting on Greece and its populations fierce dissent.
Published
2012-08-26
How to Cite
Karides, M. (2012). Local Utopia as Unobtrusive Resistance: The Greek Village Micro-Economy. Journal of World-Systems Research, 18(2), 151-156. https://doi.org/10.5195/jwsr.2012.467
Section
SYMPOSIUM: Real Utopias & the Politics of Dispossession