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Niklas Luhmann

Love as Passion - On the Codification of Intimacy

(German title: Liebe als Passion)
ca. 231 pages
Paperback
1982
Niklas Luhmann

Niklas Luhmann

Niklas Luhmann (1927-1998) was professor for Sociology at the University of Bielefeld.

Major works by Niklas Luhmann:

Liebe als Passion (1982)
Soziale Systeme (1984)
Die Wirtschaft der Gesellschaft (1988)
Die Wissenschaft der Gesellschaft (1992)
Das Recht der Gesellschaft (1993)
Die Kunst der Gesellschaft (1995)
Die Gesellschaft der Gesellschaft (1997)
Die Politik der Gesellschaft (2000)
Die Religion der Gesellschaft (2000)
Das Erziehungssystem der Gesellschaft (2002)
Die Moral der Gesellschaft (2008)
Liebe. Eine Übung (2008)

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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.

He argues that, while family systems remained intact in the transition from traditional to modern societies, a semantics for love developed to accommodate extra-marital relationships; this semantics was then transferred back into marriage and eventually transformed marriage itself. Drawing on a diverse range of historical and literary sources, Luhmann retraces the emergence and evolution of the special semantics of passionate love that has come to form the basis of modern forms of intimacy and personal relationships.

This classic book by Luhmann has been widely recognized as a work of major importance. It is an outstanding contribution to social theory and it provides an original and illuminating perspective on the nature of modern marriage and sexuality.

(Book description from the English edition published by Polity Press)

Other publications

Der neue Chef/The New Boss (2016)

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Kontingenz und Recht/Contingency and the Law (2013)

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Macht im System/Power in the System (2012)

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Politische Soziologie/Political Sociology (2010)

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Liebe/Love (2008)

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Die Moral der Gesellschaft/The Morals of Society (2008)

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Die Religion der Gesellschaft/A Systems Theory of Religion (2000)

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Die Gesellschaft der Gesellschaft/The Society of Society (1998)

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Die Kunst der Gesellschaft/The Art of Society (1997)

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