Cold intimacies

They suggest that such a common standard has already emerged and that this process is linked to the spread of social media, making it possible to capture the sentiment of value to most people.

Illouz is the author of numerous books and articles that have been translated into 15 languages. What is common to theme 1 and theme 2 is that both love and psychological health constitute utopias of happiness for the modern self, that both are mediated through consumption and that both constitute horizons to which the modern self aspires.

Psychologists were hired by American corporations to help increase productivity and better manage the workforce and did this by bridging the emotional and the economic realms, intertwining emotions with the realm of economic action in the form of a radically new way of conceiving of the production process.

Illouz finds evidence of this process of emotional capitalism in various social sites: This dual process by whichemotional and economic relationships come to define and shape eachother is called emotional capitalism. For American studies—which is in part a cultures-of-capitalism studies—the challenge to discern how capitalism and emotional life are enmeshed should be fundamental.

Moreover, there still is a large gap in our understanding of individual emotions on the one hand and collective emotional phenomena on the other hand. T award [1]the highest scientific distinction in Israel. Christian von Scheve Language: Eva Illouz rejects these conventional ideas and argues that the culture of capitalism has fostered an intensely emotional culture in the workplace, in the family, and in our own relationship to ourselves.

The usual definitions of capitalism note that the word surfaced in the early nineteenth century to label a historically specific economic system then shifting from mercantile to industrial capitalism ; identify capital as its mode of production; acknowledge that capitalism generates contradictions, depressions, unequal distributions of wealth, and uprisings; and sometimes conceptualize it as a cultural as well as economic system.

Cold Intimacies: The Making of Emotional Capitalism

Illouz finds evidence of this process of emotional capitalism in various social sites: In that sense, one overarching theme of her work can be called the utopia of happiness and its interaction with the utopia of consumption.

How did the public sphere become saturated with the exposure of private life. The psychological persuasion has transformed what was classified as a moral problem into a disease and may thus be understood as part and parcel of the broader phenomenon of the medicalization of social life.

How did this happen. It stands in juxtaposition to the dominant psychological models of emotion that have been unreflectively and uncritically reproduced, especially in organizational behaviour texts. This highly topical and well written book offers a new interpretation of the reasons why the public sphere is saturated with the spectacles of private emotions and why so many people define their identity in terms of psychic suffering.

She argues that economic relations have become deeplyemotional, while close, intimate relationships have becomeincreasingly defined by economic and political models ofbargaining, exchange, and equity.

Illouz views choice as the defining cultural hallmark of modernity because in the economic and political arenas, choice embodies the two faculties that justify the exercise of freedom, namely rationality and autonomy.

How has emotional capitalism transformed our romantic choices and experiences. This book deals with popular cultural phenomena such as self help literature, support groups and talk shows and asks how this has occurred and what are the social consequences.

This elegantly concise book will take its place alongside -- and engage in provocative conversation with -- the work of Bourdieu, Foucault, and Giddens.

But these examples only show the most obvious and evident forms of collective emotions. The book includes sections on: The book catches up with a renewed interest into the collective dimensions of emotions and their close relatives, for example emotional climates, atmospheres, communities, and intergroup emotions.

She opens our eyes to the large impact of therapeutic and feminist viewpoints on prevailing interpretations of economic life.

This book presents a comprehensive overview of contemporary theories and research on collective emotions. Including contributions from psychologists, philosophers, sociologists, and neuroscience, this volume is a unique and valuable contribution to the affective sciences literature.

This book presents a comprehensive overview of contemporary theories and research on collective emotions. Oprah Winfrey and the Glamour of Misery: So whether in the realm of production or that of consumption, emotions have been actively mobilized, solicited and shaped by economic forces, thus making modern people simultaneously emotional and economic actors.

Eva Illouz

Although these phenomena go hand in hand with any formation of sociality, they are little understood. In Eva Illouz’s “Cold Intimacies: The Making of Emotional Capitalism,” she argues that capitalism has created an emotional culture in the workplace, in the family, and within our relationship to ourselves.

She argues that the emotional style of the 20th century was shaped by the Freudian theory. It is commonly assumed that capitalism has created an a-emotionalworld dominated by bureaucratic rationality; that economic behaviorconflicts with intimate, authentic relationships; that the publicand private spheres are irremediably opposed to each other;.

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Cold Intimacies : The Making of Emotional Capitalism

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By Eva Illouz. Malden, Mass.: Polity Press, pages.

Cold Intimacies

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