Author: Victoria Kyriakopoulos
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 1741049911
Size: 62.97 MB
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Athens. Offering fast, easy, and accessible information for urban adventurers, these compact, full-color travel guide, written by local experts who share insider knowledge and opinionated recommendations, include pull-out maps, accommodation selections based on theme, must-see sites and experiences, monthly city events and festivals, itineraries, background history and neighborhood facts, shopping and restaurants, and other local suggestions.

Facing Athens

Author: George Sarrinikolaou
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429924489
Size: 38.48 MB
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Facing Athens. A legendary city seen afresh from an expatriate's point of view In this original and radiant book, George Sarrinikolaou, a native Athenian expatriated to America, strips Athens of its clichés to reveal a city straining under the passions and burdens of early-twenty-first-century life. Modern Athens exists in the shadow of its ancient past: cradle of civilization, birthplace of democracy, inspiration for the Olympic Games. But as the city prepares to host the 2004 Summer Olympics, it faces challenges quite unlike those depicted in mythology and epic poetry. As Sarrinikolaou walks through the city, striving to face the Athens of his childhood head-on, he encounters people who reveal the demythologized city: newly wealthy Greeks at a Las Vegas-style nightclub; Gypsies building a middle-class house amid their squalid encampment; Kurdish and Eastern European immigrants seeking day labor in Omonia Square; aged Athenians wistfully recalling the past as their neighborhood crumbles around them. In their stories, Sarrinikolaou sees the economic, social, and historical forces that are shaping Athens today. This is the Athens that even many Athenians see only in passing, and in Facing Athens Sarrinikolaou claims it for himself, a perennial visitor, and also for the reader, who, in effect, visits the city through his gritty, lyrical, unstinting, yet finally affectionate portrait of the place.

Austerity Democracy In Athens

Author: Monia Cappuccini
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331964128X
Size: 39.80 MB
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Austerity Democracy In Athens. This book, based on an empirical form of narration, outlines a short-medium term analysis of the social impact of austerity politics on urban life.. Set in Exarchia, a radical and anti-authoritarian neighbourhood located within the city centre of Athens, Greece, this is an ethnography examining the social struggles and grassroots mobilizations that emerged locally during the crisis. Based on over two years of fieldwork between November 2012 and early 2014, the author brings together participant observation and a period of research-action in one of Exarchia’s stekia. One particular pedestrian street is used as a case study – ‘Odos Tsamadou’ is located near Exarchia Square and here multiple social centres and political activity converge to allow the neighbourhood’s climate of solidarity and reciprocity to fully emerge. This book is specifically targeted at academics specialized in the social sciences, ethnography, cultural anthropology and urban studies and more generally at anyone interested in contemporary urban and social development.

The Best Of Athens Greece Travel Guide 2014

Author: Davidsbeenhere
Publisher:, LLC.
Size: 61.83 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Best Of Athens Greece Travel Guide 2014. Welcome to Athens, one of the oldest cities in the world and one of Europe’s most dynamic capital cities. Let our fast-track guidebook help you discover the city’s best neighborhoods, ancient ruins, and excellent restaurants. Our comprehensive guidebook covers everything from culture and nightlife, to transportation and main tourist attractions. Our Best of Athens guide includes practical advice and up-to-date information to help you plan the perfect trip to Athens and take advantage of the excellent day trip options (six in total). This guidebook includes episodes from the web series so you can get a “taste” of Athens before you go.

Places Of Encounter Volume 1

Author: Aran MacKinnon
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0813347386
Size: 73.87 MB
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Places Of Encounter Volume 1. Places of Encounter provides a place-based approach to world history, focusing on specific locations at critical moments when human history was transformed as a result of encounters—physical, political, cultural, intellectual, and religious. Original, contributed essays by leading academics in the field explore places from Hadar to Xi'an, Salvador to New York, and numerous other locations that have produced historical shockwaves and significant global impact throughout history. With a chronologically organized table of contents, each chapter dissects a particular moment in history, with personal commentary from each contributor, a narrative of the location's historical significance at the time, and a section on significant global connections. Primary sources and discussion questions at the end of each chapter allow students a view into the lives of individuals of the time. Students will experience the narrative of historic individuals as well as modern scholars looking back over documentation to offer their own views of the past, providing students with the perfect opportunity to see how scholars form their own views about history. This text can be purchased as two volumes, providing a breadth of information for survey courses in world history.

Close Encounters Of The Invasive Kind

Author: Sarah Seymore
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 364390391X
Size: 38.41 MB
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Close Encounters Of The Invasive Kind. Before the breakthrough of postcolonial studies, British science-fiction authors already saw the opportunity to discuss political and ethical issues of imperialism by projecting human history and behavior onto the alien 'Other.' In this thesis, the case studies of 15 novels of alien-encounter science fiction illuminate the treatment of colonial and postcolonial concepts - such as colonialism, neo-colonialism, Empire, paternalism, hybridity, mimicry and science and technology - as a means of conquest and resistance. The analysis also shows that the Empire is still a vital background for British science fiction. Thesis. (Series: Anglistik / Amerikanistik; English / American Studies - Vol. 35)

Traditions And Encounters A Brief Global History

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 147843662X
Size: 52.55 MB
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Traditions And Encounters A Brief Global History. Facts101 is your complete guide to Traditions and Encounters, A Brief Global History. In this book, you will learn topics such as Early Societies in South and East Asia, Early Societies in the Americas and Oceania, The Empires of Persia, and The Unification of China plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.