Interesting essay from last week’s book review

Posted on October 24, 2009


The State of Families, Class and Culture By ARLIE HOCHSCHILD

After stating the obvious (blue collar Americans have been the shock absorbers of the financial crisis and the shift from an industrial to an information based economy) the author ends by blaming high divorce rates and serial monogamy on “a continual state of unconscious immersion in a market turnover culture” in which romantic partners are viewed as consumer items for which many Americans are continuously shopping for the next upgrade. Apparently this is less the case in Europe.

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