“It’s not you, it’s me”. Reflections on character and “commitment phobia”
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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.