Andreas Streinzer

Fellow at the Institute for Social Research, Goethe University Frankfurt, and researcher at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences,University of Sankt Gallen

Andreas' work focuses on reconfigurations of everyday economic lives, the impact of austerity on socio-spatial inequalities, and the moral and temporal imaginaries attached to inequality. Earlier work focused on Eastern Africa, the dissertation on Greece, and his current project looks at taxation and wealth inequality in Austria.  

In his dissertation, he focused on the ripple effects of state austerity and economic recession on provisioning practices in the city of Volos in Greece. Volos has seen two major attempts at becoming an industrial city: in the 1870s and 1950s that more or less failed. The non/postindustrial economy was hence highly dependent from such sectors as construction, tourism, or other services at the onset of the economic crisis from 2009 on. With diminishing domestic demand, shrinking numbers of tourists, and the introduction of major austerity measures of the Greek government a vicious spiral began. Saving households reduced buying from local shops and businesses, fired domestic workers forestalled investments into real estate. These radical transformations of life projects and potential futures were met with a dramatic reconfiguration of modes of recognition, temporal experience, and social critique. At the moment, Andreas is turning these results of his dissertation into a book. 


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Recent Publications

with Knapp, Max; Litofcenko, Julia; Maringele, Silva; Schmid, Lina and Taschwer, Mario (2024). Current Policy Initiatives on Green Finance in the EU: The Green Taxonomy in the Global Context. InUnderstanding Green Finance: A Critical Assessment and Alternative Perspectives, edited by Johannes Jäger and Ewa Dziwok, 73–87. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

with McAdam-Otto, Laura; Eitel, Kathrin and Liburkina, Ruzana (2024). Praktiken Und Prozesse Der Responsibilisierung. Verantwortung Am Beispiel Von Abfall, Flucht Und Klimawandel. In Responsibilisierung, edited by Catrin Heite, Veronika Magyar-Haas, and Wagner, Greta, and Clarissa Schär, nn. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

with Davey, Ryan (2023). A Queer Marxist Perspective on Gens: Generating Capitalism, Generating Gender. Accessed October 26, 2023.

(2023). Distributed Fiscal Relations and Their Imaginaries: Metaphors of Redistribution and Reciprocity in Struggles About Distributive Justice in Austria. Economic Anthropology 10 (1): 112–21.

with Terpe, Sylvia (2023). Productivist Fiscal Deservingness: Entangled Understandings of Reciprocity and Redistribution Among German Business Owners. Economic Anthropology 10 (1): 122–31.c

with Tosic, Jelena (2022). Thinking with Gramsci Today: Gramscian Perspectives in Ethnographies of Europe. Dialect Anthropol 46 (4): 1–10.

with Poppinga, Almut; Wanka, Anna and Marx, Georg (2022). »…wie Macht Man Das, Wie Schafft Man Das«? Verflochtene Versorgung in Der Pandemie. WestEnd. Neue Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung (2): 29-48.

with Tosic, Jelena & Andreas Streinzer (eds.) (2022). Ethnographies of Deservingness. Unpacking Ideologies of Distribution and Inequality. EASA Series. Berghahn: London and New York.

(2021). Everyday Fiscal Encounters: Taxation and the Austerity State in Greece. Antropología 8 (3): 83–98.

(2021). Uncanny Companions: Kinship, Activism, and Public Health as Interdependent Modalities of Care Provision Under Greek Austerity. EthnoAntropologia 9 (1): 101–18.

(2020). (Außer)Ordentliche Verzeitlichungen: Heroisches Harren, Retrofuturismus Und Vorwärts-Scheitern in Der Griechischen Wirtschaftskrise. Jahrbuch für Europäische Ethnologie 15: 143–81.

(2019). Ethical Economic Practice. In Research Agenda in Economic Anthropology, edited by James G. Carrier, 119–36. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

(2019). Das Gerangel um die Extraktion. Wirtschaftsethnographische Betrachtungen zu Schuldverhältnissen in Griechenland. WestEnd. Neue Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung. Heft 2-2019.

(2018). Doing Economic Relations Otherwise: Everyday Politics of Solidarity in the TEM Currency Network in Volos, Greece. Ethnologia Europaea. 48 (1), 69-83.

(2018). ‘Let Them Be Screwed by The Troika!’. Blame, Shame and Ambivalent Pro-Troika Social Critique in Greece. Vienna Working Papers in Ethnography, No. 7, Vienna.

(2018). Relations with the Market. On Cosmologies of Capitalism in Greece. In Sypridakis, Manos (ed.) Market vs Society? Anthropological Insights. Palgrave MacMillan: Cham.

(2016). Stretching Money to Pay the Bills. Temporal Modalities and Relational Practices of Getting By in the Greek Economic Crisis. Cambridge Journal of Anthropology, 34 (1), 45-57.