Giorgos Papadopoulos

Giorgos Papadopoulos works as an economist and a philosopher. His research gravitates around money and its socioeconomic functions. He holds a Masters in the philosophy of social sciences from the London School of Economics and is currently pursuing his PhD in philosophy and economics at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He is a member of the Circle for Lacanian Ideology Critique of the Jan Van Eyck Academy in Maastricht and is affiliated with the International Network for Economic Methodology. He is currently writing his first book, Moneyfesto, in collaboration with Neda Firfova and Yannis Stavrakakis.

Money and National Identity

My aim is to reflect on the process of identity-building in the state of Israel based on the representations of its currency. Money is one of the prominent national symbols, and as such it is a vehicle of communication for national identity as well as an abode of national pride. I will investigate how certain themes and personas are selected to represent the Israeli state and national character in Israel and abroad. Furthermore, I consider how the issues of history, territoriality and nationality are negotiated and how they relate to economy and value.

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