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Illouz, Eva 1961-

Works: 91 works in 314 publications in 9 languages and 8,911 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Creator
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Most widely held works by Eva Illouz
Consuming the romantic utopia : love and the cultural contradictions of capitalism by Eva Illouz( )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 2,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this study of American love in the 20th century, the author unravels the mass of images that define our ideas of love and romance, revealing that the experience of "true" love is deeply embedded in the experience of consumer capitalism
Saving the modern soul : therapy, emotions, and the culture of self-help by Eva Illouz( )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and German and held by 1,733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acknowledgments 1. Introduction Cultural Sociology and the Therapeutic Therapy as a New Emotional Style Texts and Contexts Cultural Critique and Psychology 2. Freud: ACultural Innovator Psychoanalysis as a Charismatic Enterprise The Social Organization of Freudian Charisma Freud in America The Freudian Cultural Matrix The Romance of Psychology and Popular Culture Conclusion 3. From Homo economicus to Homo communicans Emotional Control in the Sociology of Organizations The Power of Control and the Control of Power Psychologists Enter the Market ANew Emotional Style Emotional Control The Communicative Ethic as the Spirit of the Corporation Emotional, Moral, and Professional Competence Conclusion 4. The Tyranny of Intimacy Intimacy: An Increasingly Cold Haven Beyond Their Will? Psychologists and Marriage What Feminism and Psychology Have in Common Intimacy: ANew Emotional Imagination Communicative Rationality in the Bedroom Toward the Ideology of Pure Emotion The Cooling of Passion Conclusion 5. Triumphant Suffering Why Therapy Triumphed The Therapeutic Narrative of Selfhood Performing the Self through Therapy ANarrative in Action Conclusion 6. ANew Emotional Stratification? The Rise of Emotional Competence Emotional Intelligence and Its Antecedents The Global Therapeutic Habitus and the New Man Intimacy as a Social Good Conclusion 7. Conclusion: Institutional Pragmatism in the Study of Culture Notes Index
Oprah Winfrey and the glamour of misery : an essay on popular culture by Eva Illouz( )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 1,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oprah Winfrey is an unprecedented and important cultural phenomenon. This text aims to understand the reasons for her spectacular success and visibility
Why love hurts : a sociological explanation by Eva Illouz( Book )

36 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few of us have been spared the agonies of intimate relationships. They come in many shapes: loving a man or a woman who will not commit to us, being heartbroken when we're abandoned by a lover, engaging in internet searches, coming back lonely from bars, parties, or blind dates, feeling bored in a relationship that is so much less than we had envisaged - these are only some of the ways in which the search for love is a difficult and often painful experience. Despite the widespread and almost collective character of these experiences, our culture insists they are the result of faulty or insufficiently mature psyches. For many, the Freudian idea that the family designs the pattern of an individual's erotic career has been the main explanation for why and how we fail to find or sustain love. Psychoanalysis and popular psychology have succeeded spectacularly in convincing us that individuals bear responsibility for the misery of their romantic and erotic lives. The purpose of this book is to change our way of thinking about what is wrong in modern relationships. The problem is not dysfunctional childhoods or insufficiently self-aware psyches, but rather the institutional forces shaping how we love. The argument of this book is that the modern romantic experience is shaped by a fundamental transformation in the ecology and architecture of romantic choice. The samples from which men and women choose a partner, the modes of evaluating prospective partners, the very importance of choice and autonomy and what people imagine to be the spectrum of their choices: all these aspects of choice have transformed the very core of the will, how we want a partner, the sense of worth bestowed by relationships, and the organization of desire. This book does to love what Marx did to commodities: it shows that it is shaped by social relations and institutions and that it circulates in a marketplace of unequal actors. -- Publisher description
Cold intimacies : the making of emotional capitalism by Eva Illouz( Book )

31 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is commonly assumed that capitalism has created an a-emotional world dominated by bureaucratic rationality; that economic behavior conflicts with intimate, authentic relationships; that the public and private spheres are irremediably opposed to each other; and that true love is opposed to calculation and self-interest." "Eva Illouz rejects these conventional ideas and argues that the culture of capitalism has fostered an intensely emotional culture - in the workplace, in the family, and in our own relationship to ourselves. She argues that economic relations have become increasingly defined by economic and political models of bargaining, exchange, and equity. This dual process by which emotional and economic relationships come to define and shape each other is called "emotional capitalism." Illouz finds evidence of this process of emotional capitalism in various social sites: self-help literature, women's magazines, talk shows, support groups, and the Internet dating sites"--Jacket
Saving the Modern Soul by Eva Illouz( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the profound impact of therapeutic discourse on our lives and on our contemporary notions of identity. This book examines a range of sources to show how self-help culture has transformed contemporary emotional life and how therapy complicates individuals' lives even as it claims to dissect their emotional experiences and heal trauma
Hard-core romance : Fifty shades of Grey, best-sellers, and society by Eva Illouz( Book )

11 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From its beginnings in Twilight fan-fiction to its record-breaking sales as an e-book and paperback, the story of the erotic romance novel Fifty Shades of Grey and its two sequels is both unusual and fascinating. Having sold over seventy million copies worldwide since 2011, E. L. James’s lurid series about a sexual ingénue and the powerful young entrepreneur who introduces her to BDSM sex has ingrained itself in our collective consciousness. But why have these particular novels—poorly written and formulaic as they are—become so popular, especially among women over thirty? In this concise, engaging book, Eva Illouz subjects the Fifty Shades cultural phenomenon to the serious scrutiny it has been begging for. After placing the trilogy in the context of best-seller publishing, she delves into its remarkable appeal, seeking to understand the intense reading pleasure it provides and how that resonates with the structure of relationships between men and women today. Fifty Shades, Illouz argues, is a gothic romance adapted to modern times in which sexuality is both a source of division between men and women and a site to orchestrate their reconciliation. As for the novels’ notorious depictions of bondage, discipline, and sadomasochism, Illouz shows that these are as much a cultural fantasy as a sexual one, serving as a guide to a happier romantic life. The Fifty Shades trilogy merges romantic fantasy with self-help guide—two of the most popular genres for female readers. Offering a provocative explanation for the success and popularity of the Fifty Shades of Grey novels, Hard-Core Romance is an insightful look at modern relationships and contemporary women’s literature"--Publisher's website
Der Konsum der Romantik : Liebe und die kulturellen Widersprüche des Kapitalismus by Eva Illouz( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in German and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gefühle in Zeiten des Kapitalismus : Adorno-Vorlesungen 2004, Institut für Sozialforschung an der Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main by Eva Illouz( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in German and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emotions as commodities : capitalism, consumption and authenticity by Eva Illouz( )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capitalism has made rationality into a pervasive feature of human action and yet, far from heralding a loss of emotionality, capitalist culture has been accompanied with an unprecedented intensification of emotional life. This raises the question: how could we have become increasingly rationalized and more intensely emotional? Emotions as Commodities offers a simple hypothesis: that consumer acts and emotional life have become closely and inseparably intertwined with each other, each one defining and enabling the other. Commodities facilitate the experience of emotions, and so emotions are converted into commodities. The contributors of this volume present the co-production of emotions and commodities as a new type of commodity that has gone unseen and unanalyzed by theories of consumption - emodity. Indeed, this innovative book explores how emodity includes atmospherical or mood-producing commodities, relation-marking commodities and mental commodities, all of which the purpose it is to change and improve the self. Analysing a variety of modern day situations such as emotional management through music, creation of urban sexual atmospheres and emotional transformation through psychotherapy, Emotions as Commodities will appeal to scholars, postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers interested in fields such as Sociology, Cultural Studies, Marketing, Anthropology and Consumer Studies. --
Pourquoi l'amour fait mal : l'expérience amoureuse dans la modernité by Eva Illouz( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in French and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cette étude sociologique dresse le portrait de l'individu contemporain et de son rapport à l'amour: incapacité à choisir, narcissisme, marchandisation de la rencontre, refus de s'engager, etc. [SDM]
Les sentiments du capitalisme by Eva Illouz( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wa(h)re Gefühle Authentizität im Konsumkapitalismus( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in German and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Zeit für Gefühle", "Schrei vor Glück", "Aus Freude am Fahren" - Werbeslogans wie diese illustrieren aufs Schönste einen zentralen Mechanismus des zeitgenössischen Kapitalismus: Waren produzieren Gefühle und zugleich werden Gefühle zu Waren. Wie kam es zu dieser Verschränkung von Emotionen und Konsum? Was bedeutet sie für die Identität des modernen Subjekts? Und wie lassen sich wahre Gefühle erkennen und Warengefühle kritisieren? Die hier versammelten Beiträge gehen diesen Fragen in konkreten Feldern (z. B. Tourismus, Musik, Sexualität) nach und fügen sich zu einer umfassenden Ethnographie des Strebens nach emotionaler Authentizität - jener modernen Erfahrung, so die These dieses Buches, die durch die Koproduktion von Gefühlen und Konsumpraktiken erst erzeugt wird
Israel Soziologische Essays by Eva Illouz( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theorizing emotions : sociological explorations and applications by Debra Hopkins( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theorizing emotions reflects the recent turn to emotions in academia-not just in sociology but also in psychology, evolutionary biology, and neuroscience. Drawing on the classic studies of Max Weber, Erving Goffman, Norbert Elias, and Theodor Adorno, several leading European scholars present their findings on the role of emotions in various facets of society, from the laboratory to the office to the media. Among the topics discussed are the tensions between feelings and feeling rules, the conscious and unconscious emotions of scientists, emotions and social disorder, the effect of the emotional turn as an element of advancing modernity, romantic love in U.S. and Israeli codes of conduct, and the role of mass media in generating massive public emotions
Intimidades congeladas : las emociones en el capitalismo by Eva Illouz( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inṭimiyut ḳarah : ʻaliyato shel ha-ḳapiṭalizem ha-rigshi by Eva Illouz( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Hebrew and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La salvación del alma moderna : terapia, emociones y la cultura de la autoayuda by Eva Illouz( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intimità fredde : le emozioni nella società dei consumi by Eva Illouz( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hard romance "Cinquante nuances de Grey" et nous by Eva Illouz( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Saving the modern soul : therapy, emotions, and the culture of self-help Saving the Modern Soul
Saving the modern soul : therapy, emotions, and the culture of self-helpOprah Winfrey and the glamour of misery : an essay on popular cultureCold intimacies : the making of emotional capitalismSaving the Modern Soul
Alternative Names
Eva Illouz Escriptora i sociòloga francoisraeliana

Eva Illouz Escritora y socióloga franco-islaelí

Eva Illouz Frans sociologe

Eva Illouz Iisraeli sotsioloog

Eva Illouz Israeli sociologist

Eva Illouz israelische Dozentin für Soziologie und Anthropologie

Eva Illouz socióloga israelí

Eva Illouz sociologă israeliană

Eva Illouz sociologue israélienne

Illouz, Eva

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Иллуз, Ева

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