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195:282: La Chanson: Songs of France

Songs enjoy a special status in modern democratic societies. Nowhere is this as evident as in modern French culture. We shall test this assumption by examining the cultural and social background of various “chansons,” and the role some played in important moments of French history We will also examine how the French chanson has accompanied the changing urban landscape, especially in Paris, with the disappearance and rebirth of various neighborhood.