No More Heroes? Rejection and Reverberation of the Past in the 2008 Events in Greece

  title={No More Heroes? Rejection and Reverberation of the Past in the 2008 Events in Greece},
  author={Kostis Kornetis},
  journal={Journal of Modern Greek Studies},
  pages={173 - 197}
  • Kostis Kornetis
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Modern Greek Studies
  • This article attempts to trace the contested relationship between the December 2008 riots in Greece and the revolutionary past, aiming to promote a discussion on the dynamic relationship between past and present. The article argues that even though the activists' repertoire was pretty much removed from the past, their discourse often echoed or reverberated its poetics. The article further discusses how past movements—including December 1944, May 1968 and the Polytechnic events of 1973, were… CONTINUE READING
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