Hellenisms: Culture, Identity, and Ethnicity from Antiquity by Katerina Zacharia

By Katerina Zacharia

This quantity casts a clean examine the multifaceted expressions of diachronic Hellenisms. A unique workforce of historians, classicists, anthropologists, ethnographers, cultural experiences, and comparative literature students give a contribution essays exploring the variegated mantles of Greek ethnicity, and the legacy of Greek tradition for the traditional and smooth Greeks within the native land and the diaspora, in addition to for the traditional Romans and the trendy Europeans. Given the shortage of books on diachronic Hellenism within the English-speaking global, the booklet of this quantity represents not anything under a leap forward. The publication offers a worthwhile discussion board to mirror on Hellenism, and is sure to generate additional educational curiosity within the subject. the explicit contribution of this quantity lies within the undeniable fact that it problematizes the fluidity of Hellenism and gives a much-needed public discussion among disparate viewpoints, within the approach creating a case for the lifestyles and viability of this kind of polyphony. The chapters during this quantity supply a reorientation of the examine of Hellenism clear of a binary notion to techniques giving precedence to fluidity, hybridity, and multi-vocality. the amount additionally offers with problems with recycling culture, cultural classification, and perceptions of ethnicity. issues explored variety from eu Philhellenism to Hellenic Hellenism, from the Athens 2004 Olympics to Greek cinema, from a psychoanalytical engagement with anthropological fabric to a sophisticated ethnographic research of Greek-American women's fabric tradition. The readership envisaged is either educational and non-specialist; with this objective in brain, all quotations from old and sleek assets in international languages were translated into English.

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