Through the Lenses of Rage: Refracting Success in Greek America

Yiorgos Anagnostou

Abstract


Rage resides in the underbelly of Greek America. It percolates individual psychic sedi - ments, simmering or suppressed, dormant, concealed or displaced. Yet it may be disguised, undetected in everyday words and gestures. I can think of no better metaphor than a geological one to gauge its shifting pressures. An imperceptible shift in the architecture of its plates and it emerges as diffused resentment. Apply a magnified pressure, and it erupts
in ‘magnificent wrath’ (Stearns and Stearns 13).

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