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Dangerous Citizens - The Greek Left and the Terror of the State (Hardcover, New) Loot Price: R1,897
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Dangerous Citizens - The Greek Left and the Terror of the State (Hardcover, New): Neni Panourgia

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Dangerous Citizens - The Greek Left and the Terror of the State (Hardcover, New)

Neni Panourgia

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In a striking departure from conventional treatments of the Greek Civil War and its effects on the people of Greece, Dangerous Citizens begins by placing it within a larger historical context beginning in 1929 when the Greek state set up numerous exile and rehabilitation camps on the Greek archipelago, and extending up until 2004 with the famous trial of the Revolutionary Organization 17 November. Using ethnographic interviews, archival material, unpublished personal narratives, and memoirs of political prisoners and dissidents, Dangerous Citizens examines the various tortured microhistories that have created the modern Greek citizen as a fraught political subject. Returning to ethnographic terrain that is intimately familiar to PanourgiA, she analyzes the difficulties of conducting ethnographic research on a subject matter that not only spans several decades but which has also now become historical. Dangerous Citizens also analyzes how a liberal state (Greece) engaged in a process of excision of an increasingly large segment of its population as dangerous to the nation leaving a fundamental scar that is still visible. Through detailed ethnographic work, PanourgiA shows that the past is not a space of comfort, and what people remember as the truth is deeply instructive of how people manage and negotiate the past without being mendacious.Between 1929 and 1974 tens of thousands of dissidents were imprisoned and tortured in concentration and rehabilitation camps. PanourgiA's anthropological focus in this book is on two particular camps that have been ignored in the scholarly literature: Al Dabaa (in Egypt) and YAros (in Greece). In Al Dabaa, Greek men from Athens were exiled betweenJanuary and June 1945. These men ranged in age from 16 to 60 and had either participated in the Resistance against the Germans during the Second World War as members of the leftist army ELAS, or were members of Athens-based ELAS Youth. They were arrested and exiled by the British Occupation Forces after the Germans retreated (in October 1944). YAros is the second camp PanourgiA focuses on, used as a place of imprisonment, first between 1947-1963, and again during the dictatorship of 1967-1974. By using a widened historical frame PanourgiA demonstrates that the effects of the Greek Civil War are palpable in the everyday lives of Greek citizens even today.

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Imprint: Fordham University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2009
First published: August 2009
Authors: Neni Panourgia
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth
Pages: 256
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-8232-2967-3
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > European history
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political ideologies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900
Books > Humanities > History > European history > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political ideologies > Socialism & left-of-centre democratic ideologies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Political control & influence
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Political control & influence > Political oppression & persecution
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Political control & influence > Political oppression & persecution > General
Books > History > European history
Books > History > European history > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > General
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LSN: 0-8232-2967-X
Barcode: 9780823229673

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