Professor Dimitris Tziovas (University of Birmingham), “Reframing Metapolitefsi: Transitions and Identity”
The event aims to offer a new perspective on the period from junta to crisis based on the new book by Dimitris Tziovas, titled Greece from Junta to Crisis: modernization, transition, diversity The recent economic crisis in Greece has triggered national self-reflection and prompted a re-examination of the political and cultural developments in the country since 1974. While many other books have investigated the politics and economics of this transition, the book turns its attention to the cultural aspects of post-dictatorship Greece. By problematizing the notion of modernization, it analyzes socio-cultural trends in the years between the fall of the junta and the economic crisis, highlighting the growing diversity and cultural ambivalence of Greek society. With its focus on issues such as identity, antiquity, religion, language, literature, media, cinema, youth, gender and sexuality, this study is one of the first to examine cultural trends in Greece over the last fifty years. Aiming for a more nuanced understanding of recent history, it offers a fresh perspective on current problems.
Discussant: Irene Martin (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid)
Organisers: Eirini Karamouzi (University of Sheffield) and Lamprini Rori (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)
Host: John Bennet (Director of the British School at Athens)
Research webinar series on Modern Greek Studies organised by the British School at Athens and the Greek Politics Specialist Group