Care for the other: lessons from the streets of Athens

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Voila, A. 2020. Care for the other: lessons from the streets of Athens. European Journal of Women's Studies.
AuthorsVoila, A.
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Austerity in Greece resulted in poverty, political and social turmoil and intense debates about collective identities, citizenship and the future. One of the main arguments has been that the Greeks should re-evaluate their relationship with the past and their over-reliance on national narratives. The task of re-evaluation can only be accomplished in the public spheres of politics and culture, where individual and collective voices gradually transform the imaginary significations that animate the social body. One such voice is Rhea Galanaki, a novelist with a long and distinguished presence in the Greek and European letters. The present article draws on her 2015 novel I Akra Tapeinosi (The Utter Humiliation) in order to flesh out a feminist political vision for the future. This vision draws inspiration from women’s struggles against patriarchy in past decades, and resonates with the concepts of vulnerability and care, contributing to thinking a compassionate alternative to the politics of despair within and beyond the Greek borders.

JournalEuropean Journal of Women's Studies
ISSN1350-5068
Year2020
PublisherSAGE Publications
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1177/1350506820923705
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.1177/1350506820923705
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Online08 May 2020
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Accepted11 Apr 2020
Deposited16 Apr 2020
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As accepted for publication in European Journal of Women's Studies: Voila, A., Care for the other: lessons from the streets of Athens, European Journal of Women's Studies, (In Press), pp. xx-xx. https://doi.org/10.1177/1350506820923705.

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