Arlie Russell Hochschild

Arlie Russell Hochschild
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Arlie Russell Hochschild is the author of The Time Bind, 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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Arlie Russell Hochschild

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Q & A

Where are you from?
Boston, Massachusetts, but live in San Francisco.

Who are your favorite writers?
Ian McEwen, Nadine Gordimer, Pat Barker, Ed Doctorow, Anton Checkov, Tracey Kidder,

Which book/books have had the biggest influence on your writing?
William Greider, Robert Kuttner, C. Wright Mills, Erving Goffman, Maria Mies, (The Lacemakers of Narsapur)

What is the single best piece of advice anyone ever gave you?
"Don't be afraid to reach out."

What is your favorite quote?
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."—Margaret Mead

What inspired you to write your first book?
My first book was about aging, The Unexpected Community – and at first I thought to critique age segregation in America, but when I hired on as a recreation directors assistant in a San Pablo California public housing project for low-income elders, I discovered a lively community of women who got up a 5 piece band to play for the "old folks" in nursing homes, and realized I had a lot to learn.

Where do you write?
At a desk in a small study in our house, feet on desk, keyboard in lap, staring, when I'm stuck, out the window at humming birds, busy flitting about in a tangle of tree branches.

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The Outsourced Self

Arlie Russell Hochschild
Picador

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year From the famed author of the bestselling The Second Shift and The Time Bind, a pathbreaking look at the...


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Global Woman

Edited by Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Russell Hochschild
A Metropolitan/Holt Paperbacks Book

“Important and provocative . . . There are many tempting reasons to pick up Global Woman.” —The New York Times Women are moving around...


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The Time Bind

Arlie Russell Hochschild
A Metropolitan/Holt Paperbacks Book

The national bestseller that put "work/family balance" in the headlines and on the White House agenda, with a new introduction by the author. When The Time...


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