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The Outsourced Self: Intimate Life in Market Times

In conversation with Dr. Amy Parish
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Episode Summary

From hired mourners who will scatter your loved one's ashes, to nameologists (who help you name your child)-the sociologist and acclaimed author of The Second Shift draws on original research to reveal the threats inherent in a world in which the most intuitive and emotional of human acts have become work for hire.

Participant(s) Bio
Arlie Russell Hochschild is the author of The Time Bind, The Second Shift, and The Managed Heart. She is a professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her articles have appeared in Harper's, Mother Jones, and Psychology Today, among others.

Dr. Amy Parish is a biological anthropologist, primatologist, and Darwinian feminist who has taught at University of Southern California in the Gender Studies, Arts and Letters, and Anthropology programs and departments since 1999. She has taught at University College London and conducted post-doctoral research at the University of Giessen in Germany on the topic of reciprocity.