Melancholy and modernity: Emotions and social life in Russia between the revolutions

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This article addresses the various manifestations of a new fascination with melancholy, as it developed in various sectors of Russian society early in the 20th century. The new atmosphere seemed, in part at least, a response to rapid social change, and it joined popular moods to discussions by leading intellectuals. The result provides a distinctive cultural moment in Russian history, and contributes as well to the larger study of emotions in history.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Social History
Volume41
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 1 2008

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Melancholy and modernity : Emotions and social life in Russia between the revolutions. / Steinberg, Mark D.

In: Journal of Social History, Vol. 41, No. 4, 01.06.2008.

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