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The social aftermath of economic disaster: Karl Polanyi, countermovements in action, and the Greek crisis

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The economic crisis in Greece resulted in high unemployment and the dismantlement of social protection policies. How does society respond to the collapse of both welfare-state and market mechanisms? I examine these issues through the study of one working class community in Athens over 2012-13. Since the onset of the crisis, my informants experienced a simultaneous drop in living standards, loss of social status, and debasement of their symbolic construction of reality. To respond to these pre...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/ser/mwx031

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Sociology
Oxford college:
Trinity College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-1543-4595
Greek State Scholarships Foundation More from this funder
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Cambridge Political Economy Society Trust More from this funder
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Cambridge Judge Business School More from this funder
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Socio-Economic Review Journal website
Volume:
16
Issue:
1
Pages:
39-59
Publication date:
2017-09-23
Acceptance date:
2017-08-01
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EISSN:
1475-147X
ISSN:
1475-1461
Source identifiers:
829437
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pubs:829437
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uuid:171a1c47-a17e-434b-b974-6251d7cf75b9
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pubs:829437
Deposit date:
2018-08-06

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