Knight, Daniel M. (2014) A critical perspective on economy, modernity and temporality in contemporary Greece through the prism of energy practice. GreeSE papers , 81. The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
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During the Greek economic crisis a focus on energy practice highlights the temporal complexities of local coping strategies. Re-launched in 2011, the European Union supported solar energy initiative encourages installation of futuristic, high-tech photovoltaic panels on fertile agricultural land. Entangled with intricate notions of neo-colonialism and occupation, the solar program provides extra income for disenfranchised farmers and much needed local employment opportunities. However, winter 2012-13 witnessed a return en-mass to ‘archaic’ open fires and wood-burning stoves that locals associate with material poverty, pre-modernity, and pre-Europeanization. Energy practice provides a prism through which to discuss increased social suffering and reassess the place of Greece in a modern Europe.
|Item Type:||Monograph (Discussion Paper)|
|Additional Information:||© 2014 The Author|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions|
|Sets:||Research centres and groups > Hellenic Observatory
Collections > GreeSE: Hellenic Observatory papers on Greece and Southeast Europe
|Date Deposited:||15 Jan 2014 14:33|
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