Saving the Modern Soul: Therapy, Emotions, and the Culture of Self-Help

Eva Illouz (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$41.94
Publisher
University of California Press
Publish Date
February 01, 2008
Pages
294
Dimensions
5.97 X 8.94 X 0.73 inches | 0.88 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780520253735

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About the Author

Eva Illouz is a professor of sociology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a member of the Center for the Study of Rationality. She is also the Academic Director of the Program in Cultural Studies. She is the author of Consuming the Romantic Utopia: Love and the Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism (UC Press; honorable mention, Outstanding Contribution Award, American Sociological Association, 2000); The Culture of Capitalism (in hebrew); Oprah Winfrey and the Glamour of Misery: An Essay on Popular Culture (Best Book Award, American Sociological Association, 2005); and Cold Intimacies: The Making of Emotional Capitalism.

Reviews

"Eva Illouz is a great scholar, and her book has been hailed by many as an important contribution to the field of therapeutic discourse."--Feminist Review (06/16/2008)
"[An] important reference point for understanding the nexus between self and culture. . . . Deserving of a wide readership."-- (06/01/2010)