'Counterhegemonic narratives: The struggles of grassroots solidarity structures in Greece against the dominant neoliberal hegemony'

Maria Pentaraki, Janet Speake

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Abstract

The exploration of grassroots community solidarity structures can contribute to wider efforts of mapping the discontent with austerity measures, and global neoliberal capitalism in general. But most importantly it keeps alive the debate on the need for collective provisioning, social and personal well-being, and the welfare state in general. We situate grassroots community solidarity structures as part of the project of counterhegemonic politics as they represent the construction of other social possibilities. They offer a democratic space in which popular education through the construction of counterhegemonic narratives can take place. The construction of these counterhegemonic narratives can be the starting point for challenging neoliberal hegemonic forces. Each of these narratives is a kernel of good sense. We explore these through rapid ethnographic research in western Crete, Greece.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 10 Apr 2018
EventAssociation of American Geographers - Sheraton/Marriott , New Orleans, United States
Duration: 10 Apr 201814 Apr 2018
Conference number: WED-048-10:00 a.m

Conference

ConferenceAssociation of American Geographers
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period10/04/201814/04/2018

Keywords

  • counter-hegemony, neoliberalism, community solidarity structures, Greece

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    Pentaraki, M., & Speake, J. (2018). 'Counterhegemonic narratives: The struggles of grassroots solidarity structures in Greece against the dominant neoliberal hegemony'. Abstract from Association of American Geographers , New Orleans, United States.