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Elsewhere, U.S.A.: How We Got from the Company Man, Family Dinners, and the Affluent Society to the Home Office, Blackberry Moms, and Eco
Elsewhere, U.S.A.: How We Got from the Company Man, Family Dinners, and the Affluent Society to the Home Office, Blackberry Moms, and Eco (Audiobooks)
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Over the past three decades, our daily lives have changed slowly but dramatically. Boundaries between leisure and work, public space and private space, and home and office have blurred and become permeable. How many of us now work from home, our wireless economy allowing and encouraging us to work 24/7? How many of us talk to our children while scrolling through e-mails on our BlackBerrys? How many of us feel overextended, as we are challenged to play multiple roles ? worker, boss, parent, spouse, friend, and client ? all in the same instant? Dalton Conley, social scientist and writer, provides us with an X-ray view of our new social reality. In Elsewhere, U.S.A., Conley connects our daily experience with occasionally overlooked sociological changes: women's increasing participation in the labor force; rising economic inequality generating anxiety among successful professionals; the individualism of the modern era ? the belief in self-actualization and expression ? being replaced by the need to play different roles in the various realms of one's existence. In this groundbreaking book, Conley offers an essential understanding of how the technological, social, and economic changes that have reshaped our world are also reshaping our individual lives. This brilliant new book makes sense of how changes in the ways people work are affecting the ways families work. Conley writes with the grace of a novelist and the insight of a rigorous scholar.? ? Richard Sennett, author of The Craftsman

History & Politics >> History: specific events & topics >> Slavery & abolition of slaveryHistory & Politics >> History: specific events & topics >> Social & cultural historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences >> Ethical issues & debates >> Ethical issues: censorshipPhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences >> Social groups >> Age groups >> Age groups: adolescentsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences >> Social groups >> Age groups >> Age groups: adultsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences >> Social groups >> Age groups >> Age groups: childrenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences >> Social groups >> Social groups: clubs & societiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences >> Social issues & processes >> ConsumerismPhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences >> Social issues & processes >> Illness & addiction: social aspects >> Drug & substance abuse: social aspectsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences >> Social issues & processes >> Illness & addiction: social aspects >> HIV / AIDS: social aspectsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences >> Social issues & processes >> Political correctnessPhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences >> Social issues & processes >> Social interactionPhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences >> Sociology >> Social theoryPhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences >> Sociology >> Sociology: work & labour Publisher: Brilliance Audio Publication Date: 13/01/2009 ISBN-13: 9781423377634  Details: Type: Audiobooks Format: Audiobooks
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