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Revolt and Crisis in Greece: Between a Present Yet to Pass and a Future Still to Come

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How does a revolt come about and what does it leave behind? What impact does it have on those who participate in it and those who simply watch it? Is the Greek revolt of December 2008 confined to the shores of the Mediterranean, or are there lessons we can bring to bear on social action around the globe?
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Paperback, 350 pages
Published June 15th 2011 by AK Press
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baby
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is really really good, and covers more than just the events of 2008. The history of social movements and anarchism in Greece through the 80s and 90s really filled in gaps in my knowledge. I also found the first section "The Site: Athens" a really interesting orientation to the city and how it shaped the now famous events of 08, as well as ongoing anarchist struggle here. There are some authors I disagree with, but I learned a lot from pretty much every essay, even as someone who alread ...more
Andrew
Oct 10, 2017 rated it liked it
The first half is almost entirely tired abstract theories of Marxist economics, urban planning, and ontologies of the 'Event'. The second half has some good essays though. Unfortunately very little first person narratives or descriptions of the organizing and actions in Greece.
Jack Rawlins
Aug 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Actually 3.5 stars. I found some of the essays very interesting while other were much less engaging.
Andrea
Aug 24, 2011 added it
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If you're an anarchist I'd say you should read this, regardless of your location. It contains both celebration and critique from author to author, with much that is good to think about for those identified in however loose a way with that strand of the movement. I'm still wrapping my head around what it offers to others and how much it deepens understanding of the crisis in the wider context or how that might be important for other geographies, but it certainly does offer a great deal for reflec ...more
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