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Performing Values Practices and Grassroots Organizing: The Case of Solidarity Economy Initiatives in Greece

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Άρθρο που γράψαμε από κοινού με την Καθ. Μαρία Δασκαλάκη (University of Roehampton) και την Καθ. Μαριάννα Φωτάκη (University of Warwick) και δημοσιεύθηκε πρόσφατα στην επιθεώρηση Organisation Studies, 2018 – Online first.
https://www.academia.edu/37705867/Performing_Values_Practices_and_Grassroots_Organizing_The_Case_of_Solidarity_Economy_Initiatives_in_Greece

This is a paper co-authored with Prof. Maria Daskalaki (University of Roehampton) and Marianna Fotaki (University of Warwick) and published at Organisation Studies, 2018 – Online first.

Abstract
This article discusses solidarity economy initiatives as instances of grassroots organizing, and explores how ‘values practices’ are performed collectively during times of crisis. In focusing on how power, discourse and subjectivities are negotiated in the everyday practices of grassroots exchange networks (GENs) in crisis-stricken Greece, the study unveils and discusses three performances of values practices, namely mobilization of values, re-articulation of social relations, and sustainable living. Based on these findings, and informed by theoretical analyses of performativity, we propose a framework for studying the production and reproduction of values in the context of GENs, and the role of values in organizing alternatives.

Keywords: financial crisis, Gibson-Graham, grassroots exchange network (GEN), Greece, Judith Butler, performance, values practices

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Θεωρητικά ερωτήματα που η πραγματικότητα θέτει στην οικονομική επιστήμη – Theoretical questions that reality raises for economics

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Κεφάλαιο δημοσιευμένο στο συλλογικό τόμο επιμέλειας Κ.Γεώρμα (2013): Κοινωνική Οικονομία – Θεωρία, εμπειρία και προοπτικές, Εναλλακτικές Εκδόσεις, Αθήνα, σελ. 101-116.
Chapter published in the collective volume edited by K.Geormas (2013): Social Economy – Theory, experience and perspectives, Alternative Publishing, Athens, pp. 101-116.

https://bit.ly/2Jlu3Np

ΠΕΡΙΛΗΨΗ
Η παρούσα εργασία παρουσιάζει τα παράλληλα νομίσματα, τα δίκτυα ανταλλαγής και διάφορες σχετικές πρωτοβουλίες που θα μπορούσαν να χαρακτηρισθούν ως εναλλακτικές συναλλαγές ή μη-κυρίαρχοι τρόποι οικονομικής δραστηριότητας, τα οποία λειτουργούν στην Ελλάδα το 2011. Τα σχήματα αυτά έχουν διαφορετικές δομές και στόχους και η δραστηριότητα των μελών τους αναδεικνύει μία σειρά από ερευνητικά ζητήματα, ιδιαίτερα αναφορικά με τις παραδοχές των κυρίαρχων οικονομικών θεωριών

Hidden in the doughsheets: A custom of symbolic redistribution in Thrace, Greece

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This is the slide series for a paper (work in progress) presented at the 4th Symposium of Greek Gastronomy, held at Karanou of Chania (Greece) on 29-30.7.2017.

 

https://www.academia.edu/35575023/Hidden_in_the_dough_sheets_A_custom_of_symbolic_redistribution_in_Thrace_Greece

Slides from the guest lecture of 31.10.2016 on food security and food sovereignty

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Those are the slides used for the (joint) guest lecture on food security and food sovereignty practices, on October 31st 2016, at Coventry University.

Part I

https://www.academia.edu/29597621/Sotiropoulou_31102016_Part_I_Food_In_security_scenarios

Part II

https://www.academia.edu/29597689/Sotiropoulou_31102106_Part_II_More_Food_Sovereignty_Practices

Part III

https://www.academia.edu/29597706/Part_III_Food_and_Conflict_The_case_of_Halloween

Seminar/Σεμινάριο – Explorations in other economics: Cases, projects and methods/Διερευνήσεις σε άλλα οικονομικά: Περιπτώσεις, ερευνες και μέθοδοι

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Αυτές είναι οι διαφάνειες της εισαγωγικής παρουσίασης, του φυλλαδίου και των δορυφορικών παρουσιάσεων που χρησιμοποιήθηκαν στο σεμινάριο της 15.9.2016 στο Κέντρο Αγρο-οικολογίας, Υδάτων & Σθένους (Πανεπιστήμιο του Κόβεντρυ).

https://www.academia.edu/28556217/Explorations_in_other_economics_Projects_cases_and_methods

This is the introductory presentation, handout and satellite presentations for the seminar on Heterodox Economics held at the Centre for Agroecology, Water & Resilience (Coventry University) on September 15th 2016.

 

 

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

Collective viewings of value(s) and the struggle for what is valuable – The Case of Grassroots Initiatives

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Abstract: The article discusses the grassroots approaches to value(s) and valuing(s) as encountered in several schemes which exist in Greece over the last few years and whose members perform transactions without the use of any official currency. The main scope of the article is to explore the theoretical issues that emerge from the grassroots practices and analyse ways by which those practices challenge or even defy the dominant economic structures, perceptions and theories about value. Given that the theoretical issues emerge from field research and findings, empirical data on ethnographic nature are used to contribute to the discussion and place the questions within their historical and practical contexts. The variety of practices itself informs the theoretical debate about the multiple ways people might think of and use ideas about value in their economic activity.

 

Link to JSTOR  for institutional access

 

ΜΑΓΕΙΡΙΚΟΙ ΑΓΩΝΕΣ ΣΤΑ ΚΡΗΤΙΚΑ ΠΑΡΑΜΥΘΙΑ : ΥΠΟΣΚAΠΤΟΝΤΑΣ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΤΡΙΑΡΧΙΑ & ΣΦΥΡΗΛΑΤΩΝΤΑΣ ΑΛΛΗΛΕΓΓΥΗ ΜΕΤΑΞΥ ΓΥΝΑΙΚΩΝ

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Διαθέσιμη ήδη η μετάφραση της μελέτης που παρουσιάστηκε το 2015 στο 3ο Συμπόσιο Eλληνικής Γαστρονομίας
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