Public talk by Eva Illouz (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) in the framework of the Lucerne Master Class 2019.

Datum: 24. September 2019
Zeit: 18.15 Uhr bis 20.00 Uhr
Ort: HS 09

Eva Illouz's talk will be related to this year's topic of the Lucerne Master Class:

For economists capitalism is the organization of economic exchange in a marketplace regulated by supply and demand in which actors plan their moves rationally. For traditional sociologists it is a social organization which disentangles the economy from normative systems and creates a vast process of rationalization of the economy and of ordinary action. But capitalism has proved to be – and curiously so – a fantastic machine to produce, control, and commodify emotions. The process of commodification of emotions is pervasive and endemic to the history and sociology of capitalism.
Prof. Illouz will discuss the ways in which emotions were made into intrinsic dimensions of the workplace and of the consumer sphere.

More detailed information about the talk will follow at a later moment.