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Protocols, "Trusts, and Stories of Wealth: Ethnography of Conspiracy Theories in Thessaloniki

Protocols, "Trusts, and Stories of Wealth: Ethnography of Conspiracy Theories in Thessaloniki

Lecture by Thodoris Rakopoulos (Associate Professor at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo) on Protocols, Trusts and Stories of Wealth: Ethnography of conspiracy theories in Thessaloniki, "Protocols", "funds", and histories of wealth: Ethnography of conspiracy theories in Salonica.
Multimedia Room of the IAKA Division, 6hours, Start: 18:30

Summary:
Conspiracy theories are alternative ways of reading reality that do not have a scientific dimension. Their tropical nature in Greece, especially Greece, of the economic crisis is evident. This lecture explores the concept of conspiracy theory as a model of knowledge, through ethnographic discussion of narratives about "money", "capital" and "wealth."
Thodoris Rakopoulos is Associate Professor at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo. He has published studies on co-operation, mafia, and solidarity, the book From Clans to Co-ops: Confiscated Mafia Land in Sicily, and shortly the volume The Global Life of Austerity (both by Berghahn Publishing House ).