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The Outsourced Self

Author: Hochschild, Arlie Russell

Publisher: Picador

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The Outsourced Self : We've long imagined the family as being apart from the marketplace, the one realm where the personal and the private hold sway. Yet as Arlie Russell Hochschild shows in The Outsourced Self, the market has quietly invaded our homes in a huge variety of ways - as we turn to dating services, wedding planners, eldercare workers, eldercare managers, life coaches, and sometimes even surrogate mothers across the world to bear our biological children. How, Hochschild asks, do we keep personal life feeling personal? Even if we never buy anything, why are we beginning to think of personal life as businesspeople look at profit and loss, return on investment, and the bottom line? Can't we find a better balance? Clear-eyed and deeply empathic, The Outsourced Self captures the most important unacknowledged trend of our time.

Category   Subject
Family & Relationships   Family Relationships
Social Science   Sociology

ISBN 13:9781250024190
ISBN 10:1250024196
Size:8.32" l x 5.47" w x 0.91" h
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