Arlie Hochschild, author of ‘The Outsourced Self: Intimate Life in Market Times,’ to speak at Rice Sept. 20


David Ruth

Jeff Falk

Arlie Hochschild, author of ‘The Outsourced Self: Intimate Life in Market Times,’ to speak at Rice Sept. 20

HOUSTON – (Sept. 17, 2012) – Arlie Hochschild, professor emeritus of sociology at the University of California at Berkeley, will discuss her new book, “The Outsourced Self: Intimate Life in Market Times,” as part of the Gray/Wawro Lecture Series at Rice University Sept. 20. 

Who:               Author Arlie Hochschild.

What:             “The Outsourced Self: Intimate Life in Market Times,” book signing and discussion.

When:             Thursday, Sept. 20, 6 p.m.

Where:           Rice University, Duncan Hall, McMurtry Auditorium, 6100 Main St.

In addition to “The Outsourced Self,” Hochschild’s books include “The Managed Heart,” “The Second Shift,” “The Time Bind,” “The Commercialization of Intimate Life” and “Global Woman: Nannies, Maids and Sex Workers in the New Economy,” which she co-edited. She is the winner of the 2000 Public Understanding of Sociology Award and the American Sociology Association’s Jessie Bernard Award, which described her work as changing “the contours of knowledge in the social sciences and in public life.” Three of her books have been selected as “notable books of the year” by the New York Times Book Review, and plays have been based on two. Her work has been translated into 15 languages.

Through the support of Melanie Gray and Mark Wawro, this lecture series recognizes health as a matter of physical and social well-being and highlights gender as a key factor determining opportunity and quality of life. Each lecture brings to Houston a leading scholar whose work inspires deeper understanding of the gender features underlying urgent health concerns and fosters public conversation that can prompt informed action toward a more just world.

Hosted by Rice’s Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality, the event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and RSVPs are requested to For a Rice University map and parking information, visit

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at or 713-348-6775.


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About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is associate director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.