On Love

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Werner Bartens

Happy Together

From best-selling author Werner Bartens (over 150,000 copies of »What Keeps Couples Together« sold, 127,000 copies of »The Book for People Who Hate Doctors« and 111,000 copies of »A Happy Body«) Anyone can fall in love. There’s not all that much to early infatuation. However, not only maintaining a long-term relationship in spite of familiarisation, getting annoyed and gaining weight but actually enjoying it and enriching each other, that requires a whole lot more. Renowned doctor and scientific journalist Dr. Werner Bartens shows us how to have a successful long-term relationship and why being together with another person is worth it for many reasons. For a long time now we have known that a loving relationship helps us stay healthy.

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Ulrich Beck, Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim

The Normal Chaos of Love

This is a brilliant study of the nature of love in modern society. Ulrich Beck and Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim argue that the nature of love is changing fundamentally, creating opportunities for democracy or chaos in personal life.(book description of the English edition published by Polity Press)

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Ulrich Beck, Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim

Love at a Distance

Family and love in the times of globalisation: The grandparents in Thessaloniki and their grandchildren in Cambridge speak to each other every night – via Skype. A woman in the US woman and her Swiss husband are annoyed with their high telephone bills and travel expenses. A married couple in Europe fulfil their desire to have children with thehelp of an Indian surrogate mother.

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Sigrid Damm

»Summer rain of love«

Goethe’s letters to Charlotte von Stein are some of the most beautiful examples of world literature. They are intimate documents of Goethe’s first decade at Weimar, which, during his lifetime, was shrouded in silence.

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Eva Illouz

Cold Intimacies

This book dispels some conventionally received ideas: namely, that capitalism has created an a-emotional world dominated by bureaucratic rationality; that economic behaviour conflicts with intimate, authentic relationships; that the public and private spheres are irremediably opposed to each other; and that true love is opposed to calculation and to self- interest.

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Eva Illouz

Hard-Core Romance

E.L. James’ BDSM trilogy Shades of Grey was an enormous success worldwide, particularly with women. But why? Because of the allegedly pornographic content? Because it was backed by a cleverly formulated marketing strategy?

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Eva Illouz

Why Love Hurts

After the great success of Consuming the Romantic Utopia, Cold Intimacies and Saving the Modern Soul, Eva Illouz’ Why Love Hurts is yet another great contribution to her sociology of modern humans and her critical inventory of the times in which we live.

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Niklas Luhmann

Love as Passion

In this important book Niklas Luhmann - one of the leading social thinkers of the late 20th century - analyses the emergence of »love« as the basis of personal relationships in modern societies.

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English world rights (Polity Press), Spanish world rights (Peninsula – published, rights reverted), Chinese complex rights (Wu-Nan Book), Portuguese rights (Difel – published, rights reverted), France (Aubier Montaigne / Flammarion), Italy (Pearson – published, rights reverted), Sweden (Liber AB – published, rights reverted), Korea (Saemulgyul – published, rights reverted), Japan (Bokutakusha), Poland (Scholar – published, rights reverted), Czech Republic (Prostor – published, rights reverted), Romania (Tact), Serbia (Zoran Stojanovic – published, rights reverted), Slovenia (Krtina)

Niklas Luhmann

Love

Niklas Luhmann sees the communicative basis of what we refer to as love in the acknowledgement of foreign experience through one's own action. His classic »Love as Passion« published in 1982 focused predominantly on the history of ideas on the subject.

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Wilhelm Schmid

Re-inventing Love

Bestselling author and philosopher Wilhelm Schmid explains why love so seldom works out today but shows how it can prevail against all odds; he describes when we should leave love be, and how we can go about finding it again. His take on »the art of loving« shows us the way to a new lightness in how we live and love.

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Chinese simplex rights (Shanghai Translation Publishing House), Netherlands (Ambo/Anthos)

Wilhelm Schmid

Love

In his new guide, bestselling author Wilhelm Schmid shows the way to experience success and fulfillment in love. Amusing and easy to read, yet at times very personal, he shares insights into love, faces big questions about power, sex and money and does not duck out of the everyday drama that makes living together that much harder.

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Wilhelm Schmid

Sexout

»Sex is fun!« More and more people – young and old – don’t know what to do with this constantly reiterated phrase anymore, because their experience is entirely different from what it promises: Sex is a problem. This book gives a name to this problem: Sexout. What does this mean for our love life? Does philosophy, of all disciplines, have something to say about it? Could Socrates himself have been in such a predicament?

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Italy (Fazi), Netherlands (De Bezige Bij)

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Angela Steidele

Stories of Love

Angela Steidele is a German author who in her writings focuses on female love and female homosexuality respectively at the time immediately before its seizure by discourse, i.e. its ‘invention’ and subsequent ‘pathologization’, in the late 19th century.

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