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Eva Illouz

CCCB  Miquel Taverna, 2010

Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

(Fez, Morocco, 1961). Eva Illouz is professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has also taught at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris and at Princeton University. Her main research areas cover the history of emotional life, critical theory applied to art and popular culture, the moral significance of modernity, and the impact of capitalism on the cultural sphere and private life. Her most recent works published in English are Consuming the Romantic Utopia: Love and the Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism (University of California Press, 1997), Cold Intimacies: The Making of Emotional Capitalism (Polity Press, 2007), Saving the Modern Soul. Therapy, Emotions, and the Culture of Self-Help (University of California Press, 2008), and Why love hurts: a sociological explanation (Polity Press, 2012).

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