Welcome to Dangerous Citizens Online!
A web adaptation of the award-winning* print book, Dangerous Citizens: The Greek Left and the Terror of the State, by Professor Neni Panourgiá, Dangerous Citizens Online tells the stories and history of Greek dissidents who were detained and tortured between 1929 and 1974.
Combining interviews, archival material, unpublished personal accounts, and memoir, Dangerous Citizens is an anthropological work (online and in print) with many layers of narrative. One of these layers is parerga: alternate stories about the main narrative, or interpretations of events. In print, space constraints meant that only shorter parerga could be included within the text, and longer parerga were placed in an appendix. On Dangerous Citizens Online, there are no restraints—all of the stories can live side by side, as well as include a range of multimedia.
You can access parerga by clicking on icons you’ll find in the text of this site, such as this one for images or this one for text . When clicked, these will open a new view next to the main narrative, to reveal another story. Footnotes are also linked via icons and can be seen in the same fashion. We encourage you to click around and see what is available—explore the maps and the chronology as well!
* Dangerous Citizens has won the 2009 PROSE Honorable Mention Award, the 2011 Edmund Keeley Book Prize of the Modern Greek Studies Association, and most recently the 2011 Victor Turner Prize of the Society for Humanistic Anthropology of the American Anthropological Association.