The End of Love: a Sociology of Negative Relations

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In The End of Love, Eva Illouz documents the multifarious ways in which relationships end. While sociology has classically focused on the formation of social bonds, this book makes a powerful case for studying why and how social bonds collapse and dissolve. ""Unloving"" and non-choice have in turn a profound impact on society and economics as they explain why people may be having fewer children, increasingly living alone, and having less sex. Illouz presents a profound and original analysis of the effects of capitalism and consumer culture on personal relationships and of what the dissolution.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press USA - OSO
Number of pages315
ISBN (Electronic)0190914696, 9780190914691
StatePublished - 2019


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