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How capitalism has transformed relationships and emotional life
by Eva Illouz
About this EXP
Eva Illouz, Professor of Sociology at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, talks to us about capitalism and emotions.
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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.
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