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American Sociological Association: Arlie Russell Hochschild Award Statement
Arlie Russell Hochschild Award Statement
Arlie Russell Hochschild’s influential and provocative work over the past two decades has made her an exemplar of the kind of publicly engaged sociologist that this award was created to recognize. In her writing, teaching, consulting, and other work, she has consistently captured C. Wright Mill’s call to turn personal troubles into public issues. Her three most influential books, The Managed Heart: The Commercialization of Human Feeling, Second Shift: Working Parents and the Revolution at Home, and The Time Bind: When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work, present powerful insights into the conception of work and its interplay with gender and family life. Her books, often written for lay as well as academic audiences, have achieved national and international acclaim and have influenced public policy and labor practices.