Yaara Benger Alaluf

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Short CV: 

2018 PhD Freie Universität Berlin (History and Cultural Studies)

  • Dissertation: The Emotional Economy of British Seaside Holidaymaking, 1870-1918. 


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

  • Thesis: Commodification of Emotions in Tourism: Exploring the Production of Relaxation in Club Med Resorts.


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

Research Interests: 
  • Entanglement of emotional and economic epistemologies

  • History and Sociology of sciences and expertise

  • History and Sociology of consumer culture

  • Therapeutic cultures

  • Politics of emotional management

Selected Literature: 

Healthy Pleasure: The Emotional Economy of Holidaymaking in Britain, 1870-1918 [submited for publishing]

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
  • Translated into French: in Les marchandises émotionnelles : l'authenticité au temps du capitalisme, ed. Eva Illouz. Paris: Premier Parallele, 2019
  • Translated into Spanish: "Todo incluido, menos el estrés": la producción de relax en sedes del Club Med junto al mar, in Capitalismo, consumo y autenticidad: Las emociones como mercancía, ed. Eva Illouz. Buenos Aires: Katz Editores, 2019


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