The Croatian “Philosophy Theater” introduced Eva Illouz, the famous French/Israeli “Sociologist of Love” at The Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, on 13 February, 2016. Illouz critisizes the consumerism in emotional life, as well as other fake values. Although the topic of the interview was mostly philosophical, not only sociological and interviewer Srecko Horvat has asked a lot of important questions, unfortunatelly Illouz didn’t point to a crucial, deeper interaction between the two mature persons or to the extremely rare Divine approach to Life, mostly if single, with no romantic utopia.
While first visiting Croatia, the Croatian Planetopija published two of her books: “Cold Intimacy: How do we create an emotional capitalism” and “Hard-core romance: Fifty Shades of Grey, bestsellers and society“.
Eva Illouz was born in Morocco, and moved to France at the age of ten. She received a BA in sociology, communication and literature in Paris, an MA in literature at Paris X, an MA in communication from the Hebrew University, and received her PhD in communications and cultural studies at the Annenberg School for Communication of the University of Pennsylvania in 1991. She delivered the 2004 Adorno lectures at the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt, and in 2009, she was chosen by the German leading newspaper Die Zeit as one of the 12 thinkers most likely to “change the thought of tomorrow.”