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So How's the Family?: And Other Essays

Arlie Russell Hochschild


This book is a collection of thirteen essays that focus on the impact of social forces on the emotional side of intimate life. In a sensitizing introductory section, the author focuses on the “work” it takes to keep personal life personal, put feeling into work, and empathize with others. In other sections, the author explores the effect of the social-class gap on family well-being, the cultural “blur” between market and home, and the movement of care workers around the globe.

Keywords: emotional labor, emotional attachment and detachment, empathy maps, social class gap, global traffic in car, commercial surrogacy, market culture, care chains

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780520272279
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520272279.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Arlie Russell Hochschild, author
University of California, Berkeley

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