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.
Ulrich Beck is Professor of Sociology at the University of Munich and at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Elizabeth Beck-Gernsheim is Professor of Sociology at the University of Erlangen.
Introduction. 1. Love or Freedom. 2. From Love to Liaison. 3. Free Love, Free Divorce. 4. All For Love of a Child. 5. Eve's Late Apple. 6. Love, Our Secular Religion. Notes. Bibliography. Index.