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Consuming the Romantic Utopia: Love and the Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism

 
 
 
 
Consuming the Romantic Utopia: Love and the Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism
Author: Eva Illouz
ISBN 13: 9780520205710
ISBN 10: 520205715
Edition: First Edition (US) First
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 1997-05-29
Format: Paperback
Pages: 371
List Price: $33.95
 
 

"Illouz creates a map of the intricate relationship between love and economics in American society.
In an analytical style reminiscent of that of Daniel Bell in its scope and intellectual ambition, she argues that romantic love captures our minds and hearts by promising transgression through consumption of leisure and nature."—Michelle Lamont, author of Money, Morals, and Manners