Read “The Emotional Geography of Work and Family Life” by Arlie Russell Hochschild (Massey, G. (2011). Readings for Sociology. New York: W. W. Norton &
1. What three factors are “creating the current speedup in work and family life in the United States’ according to Hochschild?
2. Hochschild discusses the range of “family-friendly reforms” and states that very few individuals take advantage of such reforms. Why?
3. What does Hochschild mean by “emotional cultures”?
4. The author states that “consumerism acts as a mechanism which maintains the emotional reversal of work and family.” What does she means by this and
do agree with her notion that consumerism is pulling workers out of family life?