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Slavic Graduate Student Colloquium

Friday, January 11, 2013 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
M261 Smith Hall

Matt Boyd,"Nostalgia, Periodization, and Political Demobilization: Rock 'n Roll in the SFRJ"

This presentation will give a preliminary overview of the rise and acceptance of Western cultural forms such as Jazz and Rock in Yugoslavia.  The development in retrospect of a nostalgic narrative of the influence this scene exerted on society has, in some cases, resulted in a possibly inflated understanding of the powers and responsibilities of this movement that are interesting to consider in the context of the larger process of political demobilization at work at the time.