Current Member

Eva Illouz

Funding provided by the Florence Gould Foundation Fund
Social Science
Field of Study
Sociology, Critical Theory
Home Institution
Centre de Sociologie Européenne, Paris, and École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris

The critique of emotional subjectivity must tiptoe between internal and external critiques, what Eva Illouz calls “post-normative” critique. Based on the view that emotions and economic activities are normally intertwined, this research project evaluates critically the moral norm of emotional authenticity as it has been fashioned by consumer culture.

Dates at IAS
  • Social Science
University of Pennsylvania Ph.D., 1991