"A bold, thought-provoking book.""Times Higher Education""An important book ... full of arresting ideas about love in our time""Los Angeles Review of Books""A significant achievement, a major analysis of love and an important contribution to sociology. It deserves to have a wide readership wherever love is.""The Australian""A valuable and much needed contribution to the Western discussion of how emotions and capitalism influence each other.""KULT_Online""An insightful attempt at tackling the timely and difficult question of the relationship between romantic suffering and (post)modernity.""FWSA Blog""Illouz interrogates the travails of modern love and charts a course through the emotional geography of contemporary feeling ... [This book] will surely prove to make a valuable contribution as an addition to student reading lists, both for the ideas that it puts forward and for the lively debate and heart-felt discussion that it will generate among both women and men.""LSE Review of Books""Like any sociologist worth her salt, Illouz pushes readers to consider how our experience of love might largely be created by the kind of society we live in. Tracing a sort of history of emotions through archives and literature since the Regency era, she argues that in earlier times people's feelings about love and sentiment were quite different from those we take as self-evident ... It is not our own fault love hurts, Illouz tells us; it is inherent to our modern condition.""Inside Story"""Why Love Hurts" is a tour de force, a thrilling read. Unseating the primacy of individual psychology as the reigning explanation for the travails of modern love, and demonstrating the profoundly social nature of our most intimate feelings, Eva Illouz etches a whole new emotional atlas."Laura Kipnis, Northwestern University, and author of "Against Love: A Polemic""Eva Illouz's "Why Love Hurts" is brilliant - the indispensable book on the social power and meaning of sex and love. And with a bonuVom Verlag:
A groundbreaking work that paves the way for a new, pro-active financial system
With The Monetary System, innovative author pairing Jean-Francois Serval and Jean-Pascal Tranie devise a comprehensive economic modeling system that accounts for the unprecedented situation facing international and regional economies by developing a controversial new stance on the operation of money in society. Presenting a classification of financial instruments with a view toward their underlying legal structures, the book sheds new light on the present economic and financial problems of slow growth and rising debts, and proposes possible outcomes for the global economy.
The authors have already gained international attention with their novel approach to currency, and now they turn their attention to the social function of money in all its myriad forms. The book provides a way forward in an era of increased life expectancy and other new social patterns and the social role of money provides a framework for understanding intergenerational redistribution an urgently pressing task in our time. * New aggregate financial categories and economic modeling reveal a possible foundation for increased financial stability * Companion website includes key mathematical models, accounting standards, and PowerPoint slides * Comprehensive theoretical underpinning presents the contemporary model of money as a social contract * Insights into the current economic situation make sense of sovereign debt risk in markets around the world
With questions and answers at the end of each chapter, The Monetary System will help you form a new conception of the role of money in society. Improved regulation and tax policies are needed to stabilize the global economy, and this book provides the framework for getting there.
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