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Sociology of Crisis

Visualising Urban Austerity, 1st Edition

By Myrto Tsilimpounidi


192 pages | 25 B/W Illus.

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The global financial crisis has demonstrated the impact and implications of late capitalism and its bedfellow, globalisation. In the European context, crisis is seen as a threat to the stability of the region, rather than a local or national concern. Post-2008, crisis is social and political, rather than merely financial, as Western countries witness the consequences of consumption, growth and profit.

In this book, Tsilimpounidi demonstrates how sociologists must develop new approaches to examining rapid shifts in the social landscape, since crisis is not merely reflected in balance sheets, but is mediated through spectacular imagery of loss, deprivation and increased vectors of marginalisation. Providing focused and valuable insight into the pressing problems of those living in Greece in relation to the wider spheres of the nation and at the level of the European Union, Sociology of Crisis takes an approach that is firmly located within a critical sociological appeal to reflexivity.

A timely engagement with the problem of crisis at a macro-level and in dialogue with the everyday experiences of crisis on a micro-level, this interdisciplinary title will appeal to both undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in sociology, social policy, geography, urban studies and research methods (social science).

Table of Contents

Introduction: Emergency and Emergence Chapter 1. Sociology in (a Time of) Crisis Chapter 2. Picturing Crisis Chapter 3. Crisis and Time Chapter 4. Crisis and the Other Chapter 5. Crisis and the Body Chapter 6. Crisis and Urban Space Chapter 7. Crisis and Resistance Conclusion: Endings and Beginnings Index

About the Author

Dr Myrto Tsilimpounidi is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Sociology, Bratislava, Slovakia.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Sociology

This series presents cutting-edge developments and debates within the field of sociology. It provides a broad range of case studies and the latest theoretical perspectives, while covering a variety of topics, theories and issues from around the world. It is not confined to any particular school of thought.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General