The Cornucopia of Greekness: Copies and Performances of a Body That Never Was

  • Despina Sevasti
Part of the Reform and Transition in the Mediterranean book series (RTM)


This chapter attempts to perform an associological working through of historical and contemporary versions of Greekness, both within Greece and internationally within what we call the Western world via an intersectional feminist perspective. Greekness is examined as an ideological and aesthetic apparatus and also as a fictitious origin drive, drawing on the comprehension of New World settler subjectivity. I call this apparatus ‘The Cornucopia of Greekness’, looking in the ways it reproduces itself and co-produces a series of eugenised commonings, corporeities and architectures within the realm of a tableau vivant humanism, nurturing modern white nationalism, heteronormativity and affective binds of debt.


Apparatus Reproduction Greekness Feminism Art 


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  • Despina Sevasti
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  1. 1.Independent ResearcherAthensGreece

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