The orator on the bus

Sevasti-Melissa Nolas describes public transport being used as a site for political talk

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Boys, football and politics: Children in Political Campaign Ads

As the election in Greece approaches, a tense atmosphere has overtaken the city of Athens. Political ads, of any form and medium, are flooding the public discourse, as is to be expected in pre-election times, let alone in the context of such a crucial election. Among the television ads of political parties, unsurprisingly, there are some that depict children.

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Research Encounters with Activism and Solidarity Movements in Athens

Since I came to Athens and started  fieldwork for the Connectors Study, I have been engaged into researching (and trying to make sense of) activism and solidarity movements here. There are […]

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A Very Particular Kind of Park

As I am settling in Athens for fieldwork, I often find myself passing through a small charming park in Navarinou street, in Exarchia. I have undertaken some exploratory visits in […]

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Primary Education and Austerity Cuts in Greece

  Our field visit in Athens (with Sevasti-Melissa Nolas) took off with a couple of very constructive meetings. We ‘ve met and discussed our project sampling and methodology with our local advisory […]

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Athens, in the Midst of Crisis

The socio-cultural effects of the financial crisis have also reanimated an active engagement in public life and political talk

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