Knight, Daniel Martyn (2012) Cultural proximity: crisis, time and social memory in central Greece. History and Anthropology, 23 (3). pp. 349-374. ISSN 0275-7206
In Trikala, central Greece, specific historical events significantly inform understandings of the present economic crisis through what is termed “cultural proximity”. This is the notion that previous times of social and economic turmoil, apparently distant points in time, are embodied within the context of the present. Some past epochs of prosperity and crisis have proved more significant than others in shaping contemporary crisis experience. As accounts of the Great Famine of 1941–1943 are brought to the fore by the current economic crisis, concepts of lineal time and the nationalization of critical events must be interrogated. Through considering theories of time as proposed by Michel Serres, this paper addresses how specific historical events can become embodied during the current economic crisis.
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|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform|
|Sets:||Departments > European Institute
Research centres and groups > Hellenic Observatory
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