Kinship, activism, and public health as interdependent modalities of care provision under Greek austerity

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract The anthropology of the economic crisis since 2007/ 08 analyses the emergence of solidarity practices among social movements, kinship, and friendship during austerity and the recession in Southern Europe. Analysing these practices alongside “resilience” allows to critically examine the interdependence of “variegated austerity” and the normative appraisal of solidarity networks and familial care practices. The article does so by proposing a 'social autopsy' of the configurations of care around an interlocutor who died in 2015 in a public hospital in Greece. It reconstructs the symbolic and material aspects of gendered obligations, alternative economies, and austerity in public health in how his daughter Kalypso organised care in his last weeks. This approach aims to contribute to foregrounding these uncanny compansionships when analysing uncertainty and resilience.
Authors Streinzer, Andreas
Journal or Publication Title EthnoAntropologia
Language English
Keywords Care, Austerity, Solidarity, Resilience, Greece
Subjects economics
social sciences
cultural studies
political science
other research area
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Refereed Yes
Date 2021
Volume 9
Number 1
Page Range 101-118
Depositing User Dr. Andreas Streinzer
Date Deposited 25 Jan 2022 09:24
Last Modified 01 Apr 2022 13:38
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/265693

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Streinzer, Andreas (2021) Kinship, activism, and public health as interdependent modalities of care provision under Greek austerity. EthnoAntropologia, 9 (1). 101-118.

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