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Translating 'Self' and 'Others' Waves of Protest Under the Greek Junta.

Asimakoulas, D (2009) Translating 'Self' and 'Others' Waves of Protest Under the Greek Junta. The Sixties: a journal of history, politics and culture, 2 (1). pp. 25-47.

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The Greek junta (1967-1974) can be seen as the as the most recent black page of modern Greek history. It is mostly remembered in terms of shocking oppression as well as for the massive antiauthoritarian student movement that took place in a global sixties context. This paper summarizes significant protest activities under the Greek junta, an authoritarian regime that was in a state of flux. Events are categorized under three broad protest waves: passive resistance/clandestine activities, elaborate cultural activity and mass mobilization. As is shown, networks of resistance developed gradually with the convergence of the needs of various sectors or society. Effective opposition meant resorting to “meaningful” discourse in an authoritarian context. The role of culture in this context proved to be instrumental, because it served as the arena where this meaningful discourse was interpreted and re-interpreted against the backdrop of local and global demands. Cultural activity and consumption morphed into ideological and organizational preparation that eventually determined the stakes of an open antiauthoritarian movement.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of English and Languages > Languages and Translation
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Date : 3 June 2009
Identification Number : 10.1080/17541320902909532
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Additional Information : This is an electronic version fo an article published as Asimakoulas D (2009). Translating 'Self' and 'Others' Waves of Protest Under the Greek Junta. The Sixties: a journal of history, politics and culture 2(1):25-47 Available online at:
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Date Deposited : 22 Nov 2012 17:05
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