When Infrastructures Fail : An Ethnographic Note in the Middle of an Aegean Crisis

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Green , S 2017 , When Infrastructures Fail : An Ethnographic Note in the Middle of an Aegean Crisis . in P Harvey , C B Jensen & A Morita (eds) , Infrastructures and Social Complexity : A Companion . , 20 , Culture, Economy and the Social , Routledge , London , pp. 271-283 .

Title: When Infrastructures Fail : An Ethnographic Note in the Middle of an Aegean Crisis
Author: Green, Sarah
Other contributor: Harvey, Penny
Jensen, Casper Bruun
Morita, Atsuro
Contributor organization: Crosslocations
Social and Cultural Anthropology
Department of Social Research (2010-2017)
Publisher: Routledge
Date: 2017
Language: eng
Number of pages: 13
Belongs to series: Infrastructures and Social Complexity
Belongs to series: Culture, Economy and the Social
ISBN: 978-1-138-65494-5
978-1-315-62288-0
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/232085
Abstract: This paper studies the coming together of two large-scale infrastructural failures in Greece in 2015: the banking system, which came to a halt because of the Greek fiscal crisis combined with the calling of a referendum on whether to accept further 'austerity' from the EU negotiators in return for a further bailout; and the numbers of refugees and other undocumented migrants arriving in Greece at exactly the same time, causing a general collapse in the state authority's capacity to manage the new arrivals. The paper argues that both of these failures reveal the deep interdependence of Greek infrastructures with others, and how that condition creates specific kinds of relative value for Greece and Greeks.
Subject: 5143 Social and cultural anthropology
Greece
Aegean
infrastructure
Migration
Location
Peer reviewed: Yes
Usage restriction: openAccess
Self-archived version: acceptedVersion
Funder: SUOMEN AKATEMIA
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