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So How's the Family?: And Other Essays

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In this new collection of thirteen essays, Arlie Russell Hochschild—author of the groundbreaking exploration of emotional labor, The Managed Heart and The Outsourced Self—focuses squarely on the impact of social forces on the emotional side of intimate life.

From the “work” it takes to keep personal life personal, put feeling into work, and empathize with others; to the cul
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Paperback, 264 pages
Published September 30th 2013 by University of California Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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Hochschild was recommended to me but my program director, based on what I was reading and writing and thinking about. I could kick myself for not having read her material earlier...she has been writing about the modern American family for years and somehow I missed it. She speaks to me, in a sense. But it is remarkable when I read some of her work that what women were saying 20-30 years ago is my reality. We haven't progressed much. If anything, our society has picked up tempo and velocity.
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Arlie Russell Hochschild is the author of The Outsourced Self, The Time Bind, Global Woman, The Second Shift, and The Managed Heart. She is a professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her articles have appeared in Harper's, Mother Jones, and Psychology Today, among others. She lives in San Francisco.

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