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People of the Underworld: ideologies and policies of discrimination, exclusion and prosecution in modern world: Historical anthology and educational guide

Department of Political Science Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

2014

The classification of human beings into different categories in the contemporary world is interrelated with the development and spread of the capitalist mode of production. The geographical and social expansion of the latter was carried out by the powerful European states based on their own values and cultural norms. At the end of this historical phase (1873-1914) the world was divided into unequal groups of people shaped by the manner and degree of integration into the new system. The legalization of the produced inequalities was based on racial, religious, cultural norms and consequent theories. During the twentieth century those theories often became extreme political applications.
The objective of this research project is to create, in digital and printed form, a comprehensive evidence-based narrative in order to support and interpret in a rational scientific way the birth and the evolution up to our times of the discrimination ideologies. Ideologies that profoundly marked recent history, as perhaps they do in our own present.

Website created as a result of the project:

www.historyguide.gr/ (in Greek)

Final report (in Greek)

 

Coordinator:

Georgios Margaritis, Professor of Contemporary Political and Social History, Department of Political Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Project's Team:

Nikolaos Tzafleris, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Political Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Maria Kavala, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Political Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Maria Fragkou, PhD, Department of Political Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Andreas Bouroutis, PhD, Department of Political Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

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