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  1. This “Modern Epidemic”: Loneliness as an Emotion Cluster and a Neglected Subject in the History of Emotions.Fay Bound Alberti - 2018 - Emotion Review 10 (3):242-254.
    Loneliness is one of the most neglected aspects of emotion history, despite claims that the 21st century is the loneliest ever. This article argues against the widespread belief that modern-day loneliness is inevitable, negative, and universal. Looking at its language and etymology, it suggests that loneliness needs to be understood firstly as an “emotion cluster” composed of a variety of affective states, and secondly as a relatively recent invention, dating from around 1800. Loneliness can be positive, and as much a (...)
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