How capitalism has transformed relationships and emotional life - EXPeditions

How capitalism has transformed relationships and emotional life

by Eva Illouz
  • Key point 1
    Capitalism defines our entire society.
  • Key point 2
    The 20th century concept of dating moved romance from the private to the public sphere, connecting it with the consumption of leisure.
  • Key point 3
    There has been a rise in “emodities”: commodities designed to provide emotions.
  • Key point 4
    It is difficult, if not impossible, to disentangle capitalism from emotional life.