Melancholy Politics: Loss, Mourning, and Memory in Late Modern France

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The current cultural climate in France is often described as one of "d clinisme" or "sinistrose," a mixture of pessimism about the national future, nostalgia for the past, and a sinister sense of irreversible decline concerning the present. The notion of "democratic melancholia" has become widely popular, cropping up time and again in academic papers and newspaper articles. In Melancholy Politics, Jean-Philippe Mathy examines the development of this disenchanted mood in the works of prominent French philosophers, historians ...

Melancholy Politics: Loss, Mourning, and Memory in Late Modern France 2011, Pennsylvania State University Press, Pennsylvania

ISBN-13: 9780271037844

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Melancholy Politics: Loss, Mourning, and Memory in Late Modern France 2011, Penn State University Press, University Park, PA

ISBN-13: 9780271037837

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