Elsewhere, U.S.A.

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Vintage Books, 2010 - 221 páginas
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. In Elsewhere, U.S.A., acclaimed sociologist Dalton Conley connects our day-to-day experiences with occasionally overlooked sociological changes, from women's increasing participation in the labor force to rising economic inequality among successful professionals. In doing so, he provides us with an X-ray view of our new social reality.
 

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Provocative analysis of stressed-out, striving upper-income professional couples cast adrift in today's 24/7 market-based information economy.In the past 30 years, trends in three areas—the growth of ... Ler crítica na íntegra

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Elsewhere, U.S.A. initially comes off as a more comprehensive update to Georg Simmel’s The Metropolis and Mental Life where Mr. and Mrs. 2009’s exposure to the unwieldy onslaught of emails, soccer ... Ler crítica na íntegra

Índice

Life Among the Elsewhere Class
3
From the Protestant Ethic to the Elsewhere Ethic
19
Welcome to Your NOffice
67
The Way We Earn and Spend
85
Public Life in an Age of Private Markets
105
Crime and Punishment
125
Elsewhere Society
141
The Birth of the Intravidual
156
Learning to Love the BlackBerry
172
Acknowledgments
193
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Dalton Conley is University Professor and Dean for the Social Sciences at New York University. He also teaches at NYU's Wagner School of Public Service, as an Adjunct Professor of Community Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and he is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His essays have appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Forbes, and Slate, among other publications. His previous books include Honky; Being Black, Living in the Red: Race, Wealth, and Social Policy in America; and The Pecking Order: Which Siblings Succeed and Why. Conley lives in New York City.

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