'“Romantic love is irrational rather than rational, gratuitous rather than profit-oriented, organic rather than utilitarian."
Eva Illouz is a renowned sociologist and the Director of Studies at the School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences in Paris. An academic of global acclaim, her work has been translated into 25 languages, and she also teaches in Israel and Switzerland.
Illouz transformed her field by analyzing emotions through a sociological rather than psychological lens. Her work explores several significant and thought-provoking themes, such as the influence of capitalism on emotions, the commodification of romance and the meaning of freedom, choice, and individualism in the modern world.
"Illouz could very well be the twenty-first century's next great public intellectual." - Guernica