Pleasure gardens in late imperial Russia: Pleasure garden as a sociocultural phenomenon
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Pleasure gardens in late imperial Russia: Pleasure garden as a sociocultural phenomenon
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S207987840000203-2-2
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This article examines special features of pleasure gardens (amusement parks) in the late imperial Russia and demonstrates them as sociocultural phenomena. The author attempts to broaden the horizon of the urban leisure studies by addressing to the experience of amusement parks and urban history studies gained by the foreign colleagues. Pleasure gardens appeared to be remarkable phenomena in the urban space of the late imperial Russia in both, a province and capital cities. They managed to become the fin-de-siècle translators of the developing mass culture and were also a place where high culture met the low. The author stresses the significant contribution of the pleasure gardens into the leveling of the audience tastes and into the leisure democratization.
Keywords
Pleasure gardens, amusement parks, leisure, urban history, garden history, urban culture, fin-de-siècle, sociocultural phenomenon, mass culture, green retreats, pleasure resorts, popular culture, late tsarist Russia, late imperial Russia, social change in modernity, theatre entrepreneurship
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27.08.2012
Publication date
30.11.2012
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