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The curious history of love

Author: Jean-Claude Kaufmann; David Macey
Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : English edView all editions and formats
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The one emotion that matters most to many people is the one about which social thinkers rarely speak - love. For many people, love is the thing that matters most in their lives: they are searching for love, hoping to find in love a kind of happiness that they cannot find in their work or by surrounding themselves with material goods. But where does this peculiar and powerful blending together of love and happiness  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Claude Kaufmann; David Macey
ISBN: 0745651542 9780745651545 0745651534 9780745651538
OCLC Number: 773871538
Notes: Originally published in French: 2009.
Description: 178 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Where does love come from? --
2. At the crossroads --
3. Love's revolutionaries --
4. Enter the happy couple --
5. In search of happiness.
Other Titles: Etrange histoire de l'amour heureux.
Responsibility: Jean-Claude Kaufmann ; [translated] by David Macey.
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* A best-selling sociologist presents a concise and very readable history of love * Kaufmann focuses on the question of why so many people are searching for love, hoping to find in love a kind of  Read more...

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"As a commentary on the Western construction of love, the politics of love in Western society, and an analysis of modern romantic love, Kaufmann s book has considerable value to anthropology. Plus, Read more...

 
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