April 13: Hochschild lecture at BU

The-Second-Shift-9780142002926A lecture happening here at BU next month may of particular interest to students in CC204, who in the course of their study of the problem of inequality have been reading The Second Shift. The author of that book, Arlie Russell Hochschild (University of California, Berkeley), will be on campus on Friday, April 13, 2012, to deliver the  4th Annual Albert Morris Lecture in Sociology. The title of her talk is “The Outsourced Self: Intimate Life in Market Times”.

Professor Arlie Hochschild has been at the forefront of research on contemporary work and family life for over thirty years, pioneering the use of gender as a category of analysis and turning sociological attention to emotion. The Second Shift and The Time Bind probed the complicated intersections of work and family life, and her co-edited book, The Global Woman (with Barbara Ehrenreich) brought attention to the global commodification of carework. She is both a renowned scholar and a very public advocate for women and families.

This free and public event will take place at 5pm in the 9th floor colloquium room, Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary’s St., Boston University. A reception will follow. For more information, contact stown@bu.edu.

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