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‘In the margins of Europe’ : Cypriot nationalism, liminality and the moral economy of the financial crisis (2017)
Journal Article
Argyrou, V. (2017). ‘In the margins of Europe’ : Cypriot nationalism, liminality and the moral economy of the financial crisis. Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 23(1), (118-132). doi:10.1080/13537113.2017.1273691. ISSN 1353-7113

This article argues that Greek Cypriot nationalism has been in large part motivated by the misconceived idea of Cyprus becoming a modern, European society. Although Cyprus joined the European Union in 2004, the perception of it by the European north... Read More

Ontology, ‘hauntology’ and the ‘turn’ that keeps anthropology turning (2016)
Journal Article
Argyrou, V. (2017). Ontology, ‘hauntology’ and the ‘turn’ that keeps anthropology turning. History of the Human Sciences, 30(1), 50-65. doi:10.1177/0952695116684310

© 2016, © The Author(s) 2016. Twentieth-century anthropology has been operating with the assumption of one nature and many cultures, one reality experienced and lived in many different ways. Its primary job, therefore, has been to render the othernes... Read More

“Funerals aren’t nice but it couldn’t have been nicer”. The makings of a good funeral (2013)
Journal Article
Holloway, M., Adamson, S., Argyrou, V., Draper, P., & Mariau, D. (2013). “Funerals aren’t nice but it couldn’t have been nicer”. The makings of a good funeral. Mortality, 18(1), (30-53). doi:10.1080/13576275.2012.755505. ISSN 1357-6275

There is growing comment in both academic and popular writing about the shape and content of funerals today, with general agreement that we are seeing marked changes with a growing trend towards secularisation and personalisation. Despite this, there... Read More

The 'neo-orthodox' in Cyprus: Religious resurgence and western orthodoxy (2010)
Journal Article
Argyrou, V. (2010). The 'neo-orthodox' in Cyprus: Religious resurgence and western orthodoxy. Journal of Mediterranean studies, 19(1), (27-42). ISSN 1016-3476

This essay explores that resurgence of religion in the Greek-speaking world popularly known as ‘neo-Orthodoxy’. It distinguishes between two versions, one that broadly conforms to the stereotype of revitalised religion as a particularistic, exclusive... Read More

Independent Cyprus? Postcoloniality and the spectre of Europe (2010)
Journal Article
Argyrou, V. (2010). Independent Cyprus? Postcoloniality and the spectre of Europe. Cyprus Review -Nicosia- Intercollege-, 22(2), (39-47). ISSN 1015-2881

This essay reflects on the postcolonial condition in Cyprus and argues that political independence does not mean the end of colonialism. Power is not merely what prevents people from doing what they wish to do but also, and more importantly, what col... Read More