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The Resource Why love hurts : a sociological explanation, Eva Illouz

Why love hurts : a sociological explanation, Eva Illouz

Label
Why love hurts : a sociological explanation
Title
Why love hurts
Title remainder
a sociological explanation
Statement of responsibility
Eva Illouz
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Illouz, Eva
Dewey number
152.4/1
Index
index present
LC call number
BF575.L8
LC item number
I45 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Love
  • Love
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Mate selection
  • Sufrimiento
  • Amor
  • Sexualidad y amor
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Love
  • Love
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Mate selection
  • Liefde
  • Sociologische aspecten
  • Kärlek
  • Kärlek
Label
Why love hurts : a sociological explanation, Eva Illouz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The misery of love
  • The great transformation of love or the emergence of marriage markets
  • Commitment phobia and the new architecture of romantic choice
  • (with Mattan Shachak)
  • The demand for recognition: love and the vulnerability of the self
  • Love, reason, irony
  • From romantic fantasy to disappointment
Control code
ocn760978465
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 293 pages
Isbn
9780745661520
Lccn
2013478213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780745661520
  • (OCoLC)760978465
Label
Why love hurts : a sociological explanation, Eva Illouz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The misery of love
  • The great transformation of love or the emergence of marriage markets
  • Commitment phobia and the new architecture of romantic choice
  • (with Mattan Shachak)
  • The demand for recognition: love and the vulnerability of the self
  • Love, reason, irony
  • From romantic fantasy to disappointment
Control code
ocn760978465
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 293 pages
Isbn
9780745661520
Lccn
2013478213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780745661520
  • (OCoLC)760978465

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