Units of Study

MGRK2653 - Sex, Drugs and Music in Modern Greece

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Vrasidas Karalis


In this unit we study the development of alternative forms of culture in modern Greece during the last two centuries. It covers the development of the rebetika songs and their surrounding sub-cultural lifestyle, attitudes to sexuality (heterosexual and homosexual), forms of popular culture and their representational codes. It also examines the emergence of counter-cultural phenomena during the last two decades in music and cinema with special emphasis on cultural products created by women, migrants and other minorities in Greece.


1x4000wd final essay (70%), other written assignments (equivalent to 1000wd) (20%), 1x class presentation (equivalent to 1000wd) (10%)


1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 Junior credit points in any subject



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