Yaara Benger Alaluf

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Short CV: 

2018 PhD Freie Universität Berlin (History and Cultural Studies)

2013 MA The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Sociology and Anthropology)

2011 BA The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Jewish Studies and International Relations)

Research Interests: 
  • Entanglement of emotional and economic discourses

  • History and Sociology of sciences and expertise

  • History and Sociology of consumer culture

  • Therapeutic cultures

  • Politics of emotional management

Selected Literature: 

With Eva Illouz. “Emotions in Consumer Studies.” In The Oxford Handbook of Consumption, edited by Frederick F. Wherry and Ian Woodward. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019 [in press]

“‘It is all included – without the stress’: Exploring the production of relaxation in Club Med seaside resorts.” In Emotions as Commodities: Capitalism, Consumption and Authenticity, edited by Eva Illouz, 33-55. London: Routledge, 2018

Translated into German: »Alles inklusive – nur kein Stress«. Zur Produktion von Erholung in Club-Med-Seaside-Resorts, in Wa(h)re Gefühle - Authentizität im Konsumkapitalismus, Hg. Eva Illouz. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 2018

With Eva Illouz. “Le capitalisme émotionnel.” In Histoire des émotions vol. 3: De la fi n du XIXe siècle à nos jours (1890-2013) edited by Alain Corbin, Jean-Jacques Courtine and Georges Vigarello, 56-75. Paris: Seuil, 2017.

With Eva Illouz. “Emotions and Consumption.” In The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Consumption and Consumer Studies 1st edition., edited by Dan Cook and J. Michael Ryan, 263-268. Oxford: John Wiley & Sons, 2015