I’m a sociologist and I teach in Paris at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences.

My work is about the sociology of emotions, the sociology of capitalism, the sociology of consumer culture and the interface between all of these. I’m the author of 13 books, and perhaps most recently The End of Love.





Why love hurts

Saving the modern soul

Cold intimacies: the making of emotional capitalism

Oprah Winfrey and the glamour of misery

Manufacturing Happy Citizens: How the Science and Industry of Happiness Control our Lives

Emotions as Commodities Capitalism, Consumption and Authenticity

The End of Love: a sociology of negative relations

Hard-core romance: fifty shades of grey, best-sellers, and society