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"Modern Greek Lessons seeks to invent a new form for expressing the complexity and ambivalence toward the past, toward Europe, toward the United States, and toward themselves that members of the educated Greek elite struggle with individually and jointly. This is an important contribution from a young scholar who will unquestionably be one of the leading voices of his generation."--Paul Rabinow

"A skilled and compelling writer in the mode of the civilized sojourner. . . . Faubion deals brilliantly with a wide range of topics from contemporary Greek literature to sexuality."--George Marcus, Rice University

Synopsis:

"Modern Greek Lessons seeks to invent a new form for expressing the complexity and ambivalence toward the past, toward Europe, toward the United States, and toward themselves that members of the educated Greek elite struggle with individually and jointly. This is an important contribution from a young scholar who will unquestionably be one of the leading voices of his generation."--Paul Rabinow

"A skilled and compelling writer in the mode of the civilized sojourner. . . . Faubion deals brilliantly with a wide range of topics from contemporary Greek literature to sexuality."--George Marcus, Rice University

Synopsis:

Through a blend of lively detail and elegant narration, James Faubion immerses us in the cosmopolitan intellectual life of Athens, a centerless city of multiplicities and fragmentations, a city on the "margins of Europe" recovering from the repressive rule of a military junta. Drawing inspiration from Athens and its cultural elite, Faubion explores the meaning of modernity, finding it not in the singular character of "Western civilization" but instead in an increasingly diverse family of practices of reform.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface: Terms And Definitions
Introduction For the Time Being: Some Notes on the Manners of Modern Lives3
Pt. IReviewing Athens21
1Model Improbabilities: Athens at First Sight23
2Remembering and Remodeling: The Metaleptic Metropolis64
Pt. IIAnother Modernity99
3Crossing the Threshold: Notes on Conflict at a Certain Greek Airport101
4Sovereignty and Its Discontents122
5"Everything Is Possible": Notes on the Greek Modern139
Pt. IIIAfter the Colonels: Projects of Self-Definition and Self-Formation Since 1974157
6The Self Made: Developing a Postnational Character159
7The Works of Margharita Karapanou: Literature as a Technology of Self-Formation184
8Men Are Not Always What They Seem: From Sexual Modernization toward Sexual Modernity213
Epilogue: After the Present242
Notes249
Bibliography271
Index289

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691000503
Author:
Faubion, James D.
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Europe - Greece
Subject:
Greece (Modern)
Subject:
Greek language, modern
Subject:
Greek
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Princeton Studies in Culture/Power/History (Paperback)
Publication Date:
October 1995
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
28 halftones
Pages:
340
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 17 oz

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"Synopsis" by , "Modern Greek Lessons seeks to invent a new form for expressing the complexity and ambivalence toward the past, toward Europe, toward the United States, and toward themselves that members of the educated Greek elite struggle with individually and jointly. This is an important contribution from a young scholar who will unquestionably be one of the leading voices of his generation."--Paul Rabinow

"A skilled and compelling writer in the mode of the civilized sojourner. . . . Faubion deals brilliantly with a wide range of topics from contemporary Greek literature to sexuality."--George Marcus, Rice University

"Synopsis" by , Through a blend of lively detail and elegant narration, James Faubion immerses us in the cosmopolitan intellectual life of Athens, a centerless city of multiplicities and fragmentations, a city on the "margins of Europe" recovering from the repressive rule of a military junta. Drawing inspiration from Athens and its cultural elite, Faubion explores the meaning of modernity, finding it not in the singular character of "Western civilization" but instead in an increasingly diverse family of practices of reform.
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