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27-31 August 2019
Poznań, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone
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Between solidarities and unsolidarities: coping strategies, material adjustments and consensuses in post-welfare Europe


Location: Poznań, Poland
Date: 29 Aug 11:00 - 17:15


Room 2.19

The recent financial crisis introduced a series of neoliberal reconfigurations which took the form of a widely orchestrated policy paradigm change in Europe where the austerity politics provided a framework for the gradual separation of the states from their responsibility to ensure the well-being of their citizenry. Those developments have in many cases been answered by the people with resistance in the political level (massive demonstrations, new anti-austerity movements etc.) and novel forms of collectively and solidary-managed survival strategies. However, the fact that the waves of social unrest of 2010-2013 seem to have faded today, despite the intensification of the neoliberal adjustments, indicates that there might be another aspect in the contemporary sociopolitical scenery that often remains unexamined by the contemporary anthropological scholarship. This is the aspect of consensus. Therefore, this panel invites us to think, discuss and analyze novel forms of post-welfare capitalist hegemonies. In other words, what this panel asks is how the capitalist relations are reproduced smoothly in the context of the abandonment of the classic schemes of hegemony such as the welfare state. In an age that each one is interpelated as a microenterpreneur responsible for negotiating his/hers existence in individual terms, how does the deregulation of the market provide new tools to certain afflicted social strata to create market-based survival strategies and generate income, status or security, in collaboration with or at the expense of other afflicted groups in a national or transnational level?


  • P 36.1
    • Dr. Angelidou, Aliki (Panteion University)
    • Mr. Poulimenakos, Giorgos (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  • P 36.2
    • Dr. Angelidou, Aliki (Panteion University)
    • Mr. Poulimenakos, Giorgos (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

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The economic crisis that hit Iceland in 2008 revealed the existing interdependencies between global forces, local worlds and emplaced practices. Neoliberal reconfigurations of Icelandic political economy and the production of new subjectivities in the 1990s led not only to significant social and cultural changes in Iceland, but also prepared a fertile ground for crisis-to-come. The crisis itself w ... More
Presented by Dr. Marek PAWLAK on 29/8/2019 at 14:10
Care infrastructures that regulate who is paying for what and who provides care can be seen as one of the key manifestations of intergenerational solidarity. Neoliberal shifts in various European social security arrangements have resulted in new strains on families to organize care for their elderly. Families resort to exploiting the economic power geometries within the European Economic Area to c ... More
Presented by Dr. Kristine KRAUSE on 29/8/2019 at 15:30
The future in the classic sense of a stable income and secure social conditions is in crisis. Many students from lower class schools face unemployment and social hardship. But under these neoliberal conditions dreams of a secure life blossom. I follow associated forms of ""cruel optimism"" in German Secondary Schools by looking at dreams for normalcy at the one hand and normalized precarity at the ... More
Presented by Dr. Stefan WELLGRAF on 29/8/2019 at 15:50
Following Geertz's dictum that we must address the splinters in a splintered world, in this paper I propose to analyse three differing, though subtly interconnected mini case studies. All three address, albeit in various ways, the issues of (un)solidarity, (failure of) consensus, material adjustments and survival strategies under partial and paradoxical neoliberal reconfigurations in contemporary ... More
Presented by Dr. Slobodan NAUMOVIĆ on 29/8/2019 at 12:00
In anthropological and more generally social theory, the term neoliberalism has become a buzz word. There has been a lot of research into the characteristics, forms and effects of as well as resistance to neoliberalism, with the neoliberalisation being treated as a set of hybrid processes, structures, institutions and context dependent practices and meanings. As a result, different theoretical app ... More
Presented by Dr. Zorica IVANOVIĆ on 29/8/2019 at 11:20
This paper will examine how heritage actors in Greece create a new, or in cases, recreate an Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) centred market as a survival strategy to generate income and status as well as the complex relationship between private initiatives and state strategies. The topic of this paper arises from the concerns of heritage practitioners in “commercialising” what is called I ... More
Presented by Dr. Panas KARAMPAMPAS on 29/8/2019 at 11:40
Immobile property has historically consisted of the main axis around which the modern Greek democratic contract was materialized. Today, after eight consecutive years of austerity policies and neoliberal reconfigurations, the reconceptualization of property is again on the epicenter of conflictual discourses of what is the essence of democracy and democratic rights. The proliferation of platform c ... More
Presented by Giorgos POULIMENAKOS on 29/8/2019 at 11:00
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