Petrified Utopia: Happiness Soviet Style

Marina Balina, Evgeny Dobrenko

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Taken together, these essays redefine the preconceived notion of Soviet happiness as the product of official ideology imposed from above and expressed predominantly through collective experience, and provide evidence that the formation of the concept of individual happiness was not contained by the limitations of important state projects, controlled by state policies and aimed toward the creation of a new society.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - Jul 1 2009


  • Soviet Univion
  • happiness
  • social life and customs
  • social values
  • soviet history


  • Arts and Humanities
  • Classics
  • History
  • Russian Literature

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