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Arlie Hochschild,author of Global Woman:Nannies,Maids & Sex Workers in the Global Economy
Date Thursday December 02
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Revolution Books
2425 Channing Way(in the Sather Gate Parking Mall off of Telegraph Avenue).Wheelchair accessible,donations accepted.
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorRevolution Books
Emailrevolutionbooks [at]
Address2425 Channing Way(off of Telegraph Avenue)
Arlie Russell Hochschild discusses her work, and her books: Global Woman, Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy, The Managed Heart and The Commercialization of Intimate Life.

"Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy …. examines the phenomenon of the feminization of migrant labor, "legal" and "illegal," on a global scale in the last few decades—especially that involving the typical pattern of migration from poor to rich countries—and shines a light on important aspects of how this serves to perpetuate the imperialist system and the "lifestyles" of those in more privileged positions within the imperialist citadels, such as the U.S., a parasitism which, to no small degree, requires the hardships and often brutal exploitation—including outright slavery, particularly in the case of many trapped in the "sex industry"—endured by millions and millions of these women migrant workers. ” from Bob Avakian’s talk, “Unresolved Contradictions and Driving Forces for Revolution.”

A sociologist at U.C. Berkeley, Arlie Hochschild is the winner of the A.S.A. Jessie Bernard Award, and the 2000 Public Understanding of Sociology Award. Three of her books were selected as “notable books of the year” by the New York Times Book Review and plays were based on two. Her work has been translated into 14 languages. She’s finishing a book to be called, So Close to Home: intimate life on the market frontier.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Dec 1st, 2010 7:16 PM

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