Temporal vertigo and time vortices on Greece’s Central Plain
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The consequences of prolonged fiscal austerity have left people in Trikala, central Greece, with feelings of intense temporal vertigo: confusion and anxiety about where and when they belong in overarching timelines of pasts and futures. Some people report feeling ‘thrown back in time’ to past eras of poverty and suffering, while others discuss their experiences of the current crisis situation as reliving multiple moments of the past assembled in the present. This article analyses how locals understand their complex experiences of time and temporality, and promotes the accommodation of messy narratives of time that can otherwise leave the researcher feeling sea-sick.
Knight , D M 2016 , ' Temporal vertigo and time vortices on Greece’s Central Plain ' Cambridge Journal of Anthropology , vol 34 , no. 1 , pp. 32-44 . DOI: 10.3167/ca.2016.340105
Cambridge Journal of Anthropology
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