For the Israeli sociologist Eva Illouz, the economized Affection, is an essential characteristic of the Modern. Your extensive research is related to a thought: The Mercantile logic of today’s sexuality kill relationships. You turn social interaction in trade flows, which are driven by profit and the Ideal of constant availability. You’ll make out the body, especially the female, a product to be consumed. You discard interiority to the benefit of visibility. And it encourages the opportunity to do what is popular, as long as it harms no one.

criticism of this “negative freedom” runs through Illouz’ latest book “Why love ends”. From historical analyses, Interviews and the Internet, collected anecdotes, the author wins the guiding theme: desire used to be not better, but more predictable. Geographical proximity translated often emotional, they lived and married neighborhood. Later, the dissolved shackles of Religion and morality allowed for the full development of the inner-most desires.

However, market freedom is driven in the love of Achilles ‘ heel. Instead of desire the election occurs. But since the choosing will is a wägender, which understands the world only as a collection of options, creates a state of constant uncertainty, transmitting to the love of self: “to leave relationships, to be unable or unwilling to make connections, to jump from one relationship to the next, all of that is an integral part of this new market-oriented sexual relations.” Repeated Illouz refers to the fact that their criticism of the freedom of the by you enabled achievements such as the self – determination of women over the body and the asset in question. At the same time, it preserves, however, to talk of a new prudery of the word. It is first a moral standings liberated finding that standards mean clarity and certainty.

All of this describes Illouz nuanced and instructive, although it tended to obscure the reasoning arc of its own older writings simply repeated The often-made, emphasis on personal responsibility, that love is subject to significantly the institutional order. Romantic love promotes ways gender stereotypes of behavior. The choice was characteristic of the Modern and the uncertainty of the autonomy price to be paid.

another Problem is, the sceptical, in particular, historically-is the comparison, the presence of diagnoses frequently: The past shrinks to one-dimensional foil, of which the present is delineated. Pre-modern courtship Flaubert illustrates Illouz on the novels of Anthony Trollope and Gustave. However, literature remains a Form of poetic Transformation. Your content is to put historical events in a one-to-negligence.

With rough strokes of a brush

If Illouz stresses that the freedom to be forced to see that the same freedom is, “the language of obligation and reciprocity, got rid of all or most of the social interactions organized traditionally were”, then it describes a language change – whether this refers, however, to a plot change, it would remain to prove.