Visibility as an aspect of the class signification of certain early 20th century Athenian intellectuals

Part of : Γράμμα : περιοδικό θεωρίας και κριτικής ; Vol.7, No.1, 1999, pages 171-181

Parallel Title:
Η ορατότητα ως μέρος της ταξικής σημειοδότησης ορισμένων Αθηναίων διανοουμένων των αρχών του 20ού αιώνα
A journalist’s comment, an abstract from a play-script and references to the culture of literary cafés offer instances of a certain self-fashioning of early-twentieth century intellectuals in Athens. It seems that part of their identification as a class relied heavily ontheir making themselves seen as intellectuals and on juxtaposing their whole bodily and sensory disposition to that of the bourgeois. The concept of visibility catalyses our understanding of the modern regime of social signification that rendered possible thecreation of a self-conscious and temporarily separate, “sincere” and “hard working”, élitist national guard.
Subject (LC):
Περιέχει σημειώσεις και βιβλιογραφία