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Expression of Enthusiasm And Emotional Coding in Dictatorship - The Stalinist Soviet Union


The propaganda pictures of joyous mass gatherings on Soviet celebrations and the enthusiastic rhetoric of the 1930s. What kind of emotional coding do these crowd choreographies represent? Which concepts of rulership are engraved in such public staging of enthusiasm? Did anything like Rausch exist in the Stalinist Soviet Union?

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