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Arlie Hochschild


Arlie Hochschild is a professor emerita of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of eight books, including The Outsourced Self, The Second Shift, and So How’s the Family? And Other Essays.

In Global Woman: Nannies, Maids and Sex Workers (co-edited with Barbara Ehrenreich) she explores the global migration of care workers and in The Outsourced Self: Intimate Life in Market Times, she examines how we keep personal life feeling “personal” even as we turn to the market to meet ever more of our needs. In So How’s the Family? And Other Essays, she lays out the powerful links between government policy, social class and family.

Among other awards, she has received the Jessie Bernard Award, the Charles Cooley Award, and the Award for Public Understanding of Sociology from the American Sociological Association, as well as Guggenheim, Fulbright and Ford fellowships. Three of her books have been named to the New York Times ‘Notable Books of the Year’ list and plays have been based on two. She has spoken at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, at a seminar hosted by Pope John Paul II at Castel Gandolfo, and has been a keynote speaker at the annual conferences of the British, Scandinavian and American Sociological Associations.

Her work appears in sixteen languages.

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