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Arlie Russell Hochschild, American Educator ( January 15, 1940 - )

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People who volunteer at the recycling center or soup kitchen through a church or neighborhood group can come to feel part of something 'larger.' Such a sense of belonging calls on a different part of a self than the market calls on. The market calls on our sense of self-interest. It focuses us on what we 'get.'~Arlie Russell Hochschild


Self People Volunteer

Just as there is a wage gap between men and women in the workplace, there is a 'leisure gap' between them at home. Most women work one shift in the office or factory and a 'second shift' at home.~Arlie Russell Hochschild


Work Women Home

Each person's drive to overwork is unique, and doing too much numbs every workaholic's emotions differently. Sometimes overwork numbs depression, sometimes anger, sometimes envy, sometimes sexuality. Or the overworker runs herself ragged in a race for attention.~Arlie Russell Hochschild


Depression Anger Unique

The more anxious, isolated and time-deprived we are, the more likely we are to turn to paid personal services. To finance these extra services, we work longer hours. This leaves less time to spend with family, friends and neighbors; we become less likely to call on them for help, and they on us.~Arlie Russell Hochschild


Family Work Time

Many women cut back what had to be done at home by redefining what the house, the marriage and, sometimes, what the child needs. One woman described a fairly common pattern: I do my half. I do half of his half, and the rest doesn't get done.~Arlie Russell Hochschild


Marriage Women Home

Here is a new car, a new iPhone. We buy. We discard. We buy again. In recent years, we've been doing it faster.~Arlie Russell Hochschild


Car Doing New Car

Could it be, I wonder, that there is such a thing as a wantologist, someone we can hire to figure out what we want? Have I arrived at some final telling moment in my research on outsourcing intimate parts of our lives, or at the absurdist edge of the market frontier?~Arlie Russell Hochschild


Moment Research Want

The surface of American life looks smooth, prosperous, peaceful. But underneath, fault-line shifts in family and work life have led us into what some have called 'advanced insecurity.'~Arlie Russell Hochschild


Life Family Work

We think we're saving time with microwaves, cell phones, beepers, computers and voice mail, but often these things help us create the illusion of getting somewhere - and they foster a chain of constant activity. We're really just squeezing extra activity into every minute that we gain.~Arlie Russell Hochschild


Time Computers Help

Paradoxically, those who call for family values also tout the wonders of an unregulated market without observing the subtle cultural links between the family they seek to regulate and the market they hold free.~Arlie Russell Hochschild


Family Values Free

And we're in the middle of a 'perfect storm.' These days, government social services are being bad-mouthed and defunded. The non-profit world is looking more and more like the for-profit world. The growing gap between rich and poor makes most of us very anxious about where we stand.~Arlie Russell Hochschild


Storm World Government

No work-family balance will ever fully take hold if the social conditions that might make it possible - men who are willing to share parenting and housework, communities that value work in the home as highly as work on the job, and policymakers and elected officials who are prepared to demand family-friendly reforms - remain out of reach.~Arlie Russell Hochschild


Work Home Parenting

The influx of women into paid work and her increased power raise a woman's aspirations and hopes for equal treatment at home. Her lower wage and status at work and the threat of divorce reduce what she presses for and actually expects.~Arlie Russell Hochschild


Work Women Home

Children born of married parents in America face a higher risk of seeing them break up than children born of unmarried parents in Sweden.~Arlie Russell Hochschild


Children Parents Risk

In response to our fast-food culture, a 'slow food' movement appeared. Out of hurried parenthood, a move toward slow parenting could be growing. With vital government supports for state-of-the-art public child care and paid parental leave, maybe we would be ready to try slow love and marriage.~Arlie Russell Hochschild


Love Marriage Parenting

The explosion in the number of available personal services says a great deal about changing ideas of what we can reasonably expect from whom.~Arlie Russell Hochschild


Great Ideas Expect

Compared with the employed, the jobless are less likely to vote, volunteer, see friends and talk to family. Even on weekends, the jobless spend more time alone than those with jobs.~Arlie Russell Hochschild


Family Time Alone

Has Bill Clinton inspired idealism in the young, as he himself was inspired by John F. Kennedy? Or has he actually reduced their idealism? Surely part of the answer lies in Clinton's personal moral lapse with Monica Lewinsky. But more important was his sin of omission - his failure to embrace a moral cause beyond popularity.~Arlie Russell Hochschild


Failure Important Young

Many of the young aspire to happy marriages and dot-com fortunes but end up in guarded love and okay-for-now jobs.~Arlie Russell Hochschild


Love Happy End

If in previous decades large historic events drew people together and oriented them toward collective action, the recent double trend toward greater choice but less security leads the young to see their lives in more individual terms. Big events collectivize. Little events atomize.~Arlie Russell Hochschild


Together People Security

We don't live with the community of yesteryear. And we don't enjoy the public services Europeans do. So we turn to the market. Once we do, we find that service providers raise the standards of personal life, so that we come to feel we need them to live our 'best' personal lives.~Arlie Russell Hochschild


Life Best Community

And the Republican Party especially associates the market with the idea of progress, goodness, family, and points us toward the mall as an answer to all our personal dreams.~Arlie Russell Hochschild


Family Dreams Progress

What is for sale, what is not? If we really think that making your apologies to your wife or reading a bedside story to your child are activities that we can pay a stranger to do, then, without moralising, what has happened to us?~Arlie Russell Hochschild


Wife Child Reading

It's been a long struggle. But we've made huge progress. I mean, when I started at Berkeley, women weren't allowed to be part of the band. No women were allowed into the male faculty club. I mean, I was there. I remember that! The worlds were so divided. So the change has been huge.~Arlie Russell Hochschild


Change Women Progress

Ellen Galinsky's surveys at the Families and Work Institute pointed to a desirable norm for many parents for working not full-time, but part-time. And I get that. I mean, Norway has a 35-hour work week. That counts as part-time for us in the United States, you know. And Norway's doing well, by the way.~Arlie Russell Hochschild


Work Parents Week

Corporate engineers have looked at how women are with each other, borrowing the best tips from female neighborhood culture and then transporting them back into the bosom of capitalism. They've feminized capitalism.~Arlie Russell Hochschild


Women Best Culture