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Individualism and the challenge to romantic encounters today
by Eva Illouz
About this EXP
Eva Illouz, Professor of Sociology at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, discusses modern romantic encounters.
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Key point 1
Modern utilitarian individualism makes romantic love difficult to sustain.
Key point 2
The separation of sexuality from emotions makes it more difficult to experience love.
Key point 3
Women’s demands for equality challenge the previous stability of accepted gender roles.
Key point 4
There are tensions between modern family structures and the desire for excitement.
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