- Paperback: 371 pages
- Publisher: University of California Press; First Edition (US) First Printing edition (May 29, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0520205715
- ISBN-13: 978-0520205710
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #865,270 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Consuming the Romantic Utopia: Love and the Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism First Edition (US) First Printing Edition
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"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
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the different impact consumer culture has on working class and upper middle class people. The book appears to be aimed at an academic audience, which is a pity, because the subject is of much wider concern. While it definitely takes concentration, and a willingness to endure extensive footnotes, I found it well worth the effort.