“It’s not you, it’s me”. Reflections on character and “commitment phobia”
Eva Illouz is Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is the author of Consuming the Romantic Utopia: Love and the Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism (2000), The Culture of Capitalism (2002) (in Hebrew), Oprah Winfrey and the Glamour of Misery: An Essay on Popular Culture (2005), as well as most recently Cold Intimacies: Emotions in Late Capitalism (2007). In 2004, she delivered the Adorno Lectures in Germany and was a visiting Professor at Princeton University. She is currently at work on a book Why Love Hurts: Romantic Passion and the Experience of Modernity.