Arlie Russell Hochschild

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Arlie Russell Hochschild "is currently a Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. Since receiving her Ph.D. in Sociology at UC-Berkeley in 1969, Hochschild has had many notable contributions to the discipline of Sociology. Her extensive use of interviews and ethnography makes Hochschild a contemporary symbolic interactionist. Before returning to her alma mater, Hochschild served as an assistant professor at UC-Santa Cruz between 1969-1971. Between 1971 and 1975 she served as assistant professor at UC-Berkeley, associate professor between 1975-1983, and full professor from 1983 to the present. Between 1978 and 1979 she served as acting chair of the Sociology Department at UC-Berkeley." In addition to her current professor position, she directed the Center for Working Families from 1998 to 2001. Hochschild currently resides in San Francisco with her husband.

"Hochschild has published four academic books: The Unexpected Community (1973); The Managed Heart: The Commercialization of Human Feeling (1983); The Second Shift: Working Parents and the Revolution at Home (1989); and The Time Bind: When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work (1997). Both The Managed Heart and The Second Shift were named notable social science books of the year by the New York Times Book Review in 1983 and 1989 respectively. The Managed Heart won both the Charles Cooley Award and American Sociological Association C. Wright Mills Award -Honorable Mention in 1983. Both The Managed Heart and The Second Shift have been translated in at least three international languages. With more than thirty published articles, over ten published reviews and Op Eds, roughly twenty international and thirty national invited talks, and the recipient of awards from the Fulbright, Alfred P. Sloan, Ford, and Guggenheim foundations, Hochschild has become a respected and prominent sociological thinker..." [1]

She is married to Adam Hochschild.

Select Information from her Resume [2]

  • Consultations with Former Vice-President Gore on research for a book, Joined at the Heart, about the American family (January-August 2002).
  • Fulbright Scholarship, 1997-98, for research and teaching at the Institute for Development Studies, Trivandrum, Kerala,India. Lectured at the University of Kerala, University of Hyderabad, and Tata Institute for Social Science, Mumbai, India.
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant, 1997, to establish a Center for Working Families at University of California, Berkeley ($3,000,000) to train scholars in qualitative research on working families.
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant, 1993-96, to support research on family-friendly policies in the workplace.
  • Ford Foundation Grant, 1990-91, for research on work-family policies.
  • (1991-1997) Advisor, Ford Foundation Work-Family Collaborative Research Project, studying family-friendly reforms in three corporations, Corning, Xerox, Tandem.

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  1. Arlie Russell Hochschild, Colorado University, accessed February 18, 2008.
  2. CV, University of California, accessed February 19, 2008.