The Managed Heart: Commercialization of Human Feeling


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University of California Press
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5.5 X 8.1 X 0.9 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Arlie Russell Hochschild is a Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of three New York Times Book Review Notable Books of the Year, including The Second Shift, The Managed Heart, and The Time Bind. She has received numerous awards and grants ranging from Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellowships to a three-year research grant from the National Institute of Public Health. Her articles have appeared in Harper's, Mother Jones, and The New York Times Magazine, among others. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, the writer Adam Hochschild; they have two sons


"This is a finely crafted study of the work and inner lives of airline flight attendants. . . . strongly recommend[ed] to everyone, not just to specialists on emotions."--Contemporary Sociology
". . . . this is an important work. It is an interesting and provocative introduction to a crucial topi that deserves further research and thought."--Academy of Management Review
". . . . Hochschild's work is significant for its illumination of new, disturbing, and everyday alienations of consciousness and feeling. Among other things, her line of inquiry suggests a new understanding of the social construction of gender and its relation to capitalism and power."--Signs
"On the whole, this is a superb book. Hochschild has tackled a heretofore largely ignored dimension of human social existence."--Social Forces