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Rethinking Capitalism: emotions as commodities

Department of Media and Communications public lecture

Capitalism has long been seen as promoting a cold rationality, reducing close relationships to self-preoccupation. Yet, this view is unable to explain the importance that emotions have come to acquire for modern individuals.

Lilie Chouliaraki is professor of media and communications at LSE.

Eva Illouz is full professor of sociology at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.


Speaker: Professor Eva Illouz | talks
Professor Lilie Chouliaraki | talks
Chair: Dr Shani Orgad | talks


Date and Time:

7 February 2011 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Sheikh Zayed Theatre
New Academic Building
London School of Economics and Political Science

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