Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Discussion with Susan Neiman, Potsdam and Omri Boehm, New York
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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 books include Consuming the Romantic Utopia: Love and the Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism; Cold Intimacies: The Making of Emotional Capitalism; Saving the Modern Soul. Therapy, Emotions, and the Culture of Self-Help; Why love hurts: a sociological explanation and Hard-Core Romance – „Fifty Shades of Grey“, Best-Sellers, and Society. A selection of her critical interventions in Haaretz has recently been published in German, entitled Israel. Soziologische Essays.