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Introduction

De te fabula narratur? Ethnography of and during the Greek crisis
WithDimitris Dalakoglou, Georgios Agelopoulos, Giorgos Poulimenakos

This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book assesses the strategic changes in the neoliberal state's modalities of power as they are located in the realms of brutal repression, the production of neoliberal subjectivities and discourses of legitimation. It discusses the intensification of anti-migrant policies as aspects of the authoritarian distillation of the neoliberal context. The book deals with constructions of the self and the individual and focuses on correlation between the economic crisis and its repercussions and increasing rates of mental disorders within the Greek population. It also focuses on the paradigmatic shift of the state's repressive strategy concerning squatted public buildings that are used as self-organized social-cultural-political centers by the antagonist movement in Athens. The book explores the dialects between the construction of a hostile status for increasing numbers of immigrants that have entered Greece in recent years and the rise and dissemination of grassroots solidarity politics.