Eva Illouz – POSTPONED – Thu, 5th December 2019, 8:00 pm Happiness as tyranny Why love ends Unfortunately, the event has to be postponed. A new date has not yet been set. Tickets already purchased remain valid. For many years, sociologist Eva Illouz has been studying the effects of consumer capitalism on people’s emotions and on their love lives. In today’s digitalized times, emotions and love are difficult to classify for some people. Both the change in the distribution of roles and the commercialization of intimate life have made it more difficult to find a partner. Speed dating, dating apps and body worship are apparently necessary to find a partner. Casual sex, brief affairs and a move away from romance are the new norm. Prof. Dr. Eva Illouz researches and teaches at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on emotion, capitalism, culture, communication, and cultural aspects of the intersections between emotion and communication. In 2018, she was awarded the EMET Prize in Social Sciences “for her groundbreaking insights into the development of the self in contemporary capitalist society […].” Language: English Hint Unfortunately, the event has to be postponed. A new date has not yet been set. Tickets already purchased remain valid.