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WGS 345D WGS 345D. Punks and Divas in Southeast Europe. 3 Hours.

Same as European Studies 347 (Topic 47) and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic 38). Examine popular music and its role in political struggle and collective identity formation in the Balkans. Analyze music genres in this region in the context of the historical changes it underwent in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including the fall of Communism and -- in the case of former Yugoslavia -- the formation of seven new nation-states through a series of bloody and brutal wars. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: European Studies 347 (Topic: Punks/Divas in SE Europe), 347 (Topic 47), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic: Punks/Divas in SE Europe), 325 (Topic 38), Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic: Punks/Divas in SE Europe), 345D. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.