UCL Anthropology


Anthropological Perspectives on the Crisis in Southern Europe

28 June 2013, 12:00 am


Event Information

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Friday 28 June 2013

Daryll Forde Seminar Room, UCL Anthropology, 14 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW

The workshop provides an arena for comparative discussion on the impact of socioeconomic crisis in southern Europe (Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain). Contributors will consider issues of historical consciousness, temporality, social movements, suffering and material poverty in the context of eurozone crisis and fiscal austerity.

Final Programme

11.00-11.15: Welcome: Charles Stewart (University College London)
Daniel M. Knight (London School of Economics)


11.15-11.45:  Irene Sabaté (University of Barcelona)
'From the Promise of Homeownership to the Threat of Repossessions... and Back Again?'

11.45-12.15:  Stavroula Pipyrou (University of St Andrews)
'Crisis Adorned: Bella Figura and Used Clothes Markets'

12.15-12.45: Catarina Frois (CRIA/ISCTE, University of Lisbon)
'Facing Europe: Backwardness, Modernization and Adjustment in Portugal'

12.45-13.15: Questions and Discussion

13.15-14.00: Lunch Break


14.00-14.30:  Dimitrios Theodossopoulos (University of Kent)
'Indignation with Austerity in Greece: Resistance, Hegemony and Complicity'

14.30-15.00:  Victoria Goddard (Goldsmiths, University of London)
'Lessons to be Learnt? Crises in the North and Crises in the South'

15.00-15.30: Commentary: Massimiliano Mollona (Goldsmiths, University of London)

15.30-16.00: Questions and Discussion

16.00-16.15: Closing Remarks: Charles Stewart (UCL), Daniel M. Knight (LSE)

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required; entry is on a first come first served basis.

Enquiries contact: Dr Daniel M. Knight d.m.knight@lse.ac.uk