|Introduction: Two Sides of an Idea||1|
|Part 1||A Culture of Psychic Divestment|
|1||The Commercial Spirit of Intimate Life and the Abduction of Feminism: Signs from Women's Advice Books||13|
|2||The Commodity Frontier||30|
|3||Gender Codes and the Play of Irony||45|
|4||Light and Heavy: American and Japanese Advice Books for Women||58|
|Part 2||A Feelingful Self|
|5||The Capacity to Feel||75|
|6||Working on Feeling||87|
|7||The Economy of Gratitude||104|
|8||Two Ways to See Love||119|
|9||Pathways of Feeling||127|
|Part 3||The Referred Pain of a Troubled Society|
|10||From the Frying Pan into the Fire||141|
|11||The Colonized Colonizer: Cruelty and Kindness in Mother-Daughter Bonds||149|
|12||The Fractured Family||161|
|13||Children as Eavesdroppers||172|
|Part 4||The Ecology of Care|
|14||Love and Gold||185|
|15||Emotional Geography and the Flight Plan of Capitalism||198|
|16||The Culture of Politics: Traditional, Postmodern, Cold Modern, and Warm Modern Ideals of Care||213|
|Part 5||Speaking Personally|
|17||Inside the Clockwork of Male Careers||227|
The Commercialization of Intimate Life: Notes from Home and Workby Arlie Russell Hochschild
Pub. Date: 04/24/2003
Publisher: University of California Press
Arlie Russell Hochschild, author of three New York Times Notable Books, has been one of the freshest and most popular voices in feminist sociology over the last decades. Her influential, unusually perceptive work has opened up new ways of seeing family life, love, gender, the workplace, market transactionsindeed, American life itself. This book gathers/i>
Arlie Russell Hochschild, author of three New York Times Notable Books, has been one of the freshest and most popular voices in feminist sociology over the last decades. Her influential, unusually perceptive work has opened up new ways of seeing family life, love, gender, the workplace, market transactionsindeed, American life itself. This book gathers some of Hochschild's most important and most widely read articles in one place, includes new work, and brings several essays to American audiences for the first time. Each chapter reflects on the complex negotiations we make day to day to juggle the conflicting demands of love and work. Taken together, they are a compelling, often startling, look at how our everyday lives are shaped by modern capitalism.
These essays, rich with the details of everyday life, explore larger social issues by looking at a series of intimate moments in people's lives. Among them, "Love and Gold" investigates the globalization of love by focusing on care workers who leave their own children and elderly to care for children and the elderly in wealthy countries.
In "The Commodity Frontier," Hochschild considers an
Internet ad for a "beautiful, smart, hostess, good masseuse$400/week," and explores our responses to personal services for hire.
In "From the Frying Pan into the Fire" she asks if capitalism is a religion.
In addition to these recent essays, several of Hochschild's important early essays, such as "
Inside the Clockwork of Male Careers," have been revised and updated for this collection.
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