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Grassroots economic initiatives in Greece: challenges under neoliberal advancement

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This is the presentation file of the paper, accessible at

https://www.academia.edu/28087614/Grassroots_economic_initiatives_in_Greece_challenges_under_neoliberal_advancement

 

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The crisis of the Eurozone and the rise of parallel currencies in Southern Europe: The Greek case

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This is the conference presentation for the Villarceaux Monetary Forum held in June 2014.

https://www.academia.edu/27886628/The_crisis_of_the_Eurozone_and_the_rise_of_parallel_currencies_in_Southern_Europe_The_Greek_case

Everyday practices in Greece in the shadow of property – Καθημερινές πρακτικές στην Ελλάδα στη σκιά της ιδιοκτησίας

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Είναι το 19ο κεφάλαιο στον συλλογικό τόμο Untamed Urbanism [Ατιθάσευτες Αστικές Πρακτικές] υπό την επιμέλεια των Adriana Allen, Andrea Lampis και Mark Swilling, εκδ. Routledge.

Χρησιμοποιώ μετα-αποικιακή θεωρία, φεμινιστική θεωρία και γιουγκική ψυχανάλυση για να εξετάσω αφ’ ενός την παράλογη επιθετικότητα των ιδιοκτησιακών καθεστώτων στα αστικά κέντρα σε βάρος των εναλλακτικών δομών οικονομικής δραστηριότητας και αφ’ ετέρου κατά πόσο οι δομές αυτές μπορεί να δίνουν μια ευκαιρία για συλλογική χειραφέτηση σε πρακτικό και ψυχικό επίπεδο.

https://www.academia.edu/15972848/Everyday_practices_in_Greece_in_the_shadow_of_property_Urban_domination_subverted

This is chapter 19 in: Adriana Allen, Andrea Lampis and Mark Swilling (2015) “Untamed Urbanisms”, Taylor & Francis- Routledge, London & New York, pp. 270-283.

Abstract:

Collective cultivations, kitchen collectives, social kitchens, artistic collectives, self-education projects require, apart from human effort and materials, a space where they can be realised. Whether in open or in built space, those initiatives, formed in most cases through grassroots practices and movements, create a relationship with urban space which is not deployed along the public-private axis, much less through the institutional and social construction of private property over land.

Therefore, the paper explores the social arrangements by which those grassroots collective production and sharing are situated and performed in the city space; whether these arrangements challenge or break through the estalblished private property rights; and how those same initiative re-negotiate or even subvert the order of the city.

The theoretical approaches are emerging from the feminist critique on private property but also from analytical approaches of the Jungian school. The two grassroots case studies refer to urban initiatives which emerged the last four years in Greece while the third one is a case study to show the position and arguments of the other side, i.e. the policy of privatising public space.