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Cultural impact of The Overworked American

A new paper published by the American Sociological Review looks at the top social science books of the last 30 years whose ideas broke through from academia into the public consciousness. The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure (Basic Books, … Continue reading

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Disinherited majority

Thomas Piketty’s blockbuster 2014 book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, opened a new conversation not only about inequality, but about class, capitalism and social justice. In Disinherited Majority: Capital Questions-Piketty and Beyond (Routledge, 2015), BC sociologist Charles Derber shows that … Continue reading

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Pastoral power

In his new book, School of Theology and Ministry Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling Philip Browning Helsel provides advice to ministers and counselors looking to help those struggling with the stress of being a member of the modern working class. … Continue reading

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Book award for Derber

Capitalism: Should You Buy It? (Paradigm Publishers, 2014) co-written by Boston College Professor of Sociology Charles Derber and Yale Magrass (University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth) has been selected as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2014 by the editors of Choice magazine, an … Continue reading

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Too big to fail

Award-winning business journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin, author of the bestseller Too Big to Fail: How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System — and Themselves, will give an address at 4 p.m. on Apr. 3 in Robsham … Continue reading

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Appreciate your plenitude

Social economist and best-selling author Juliet Schor recently sat down with the Boston College Chronicle for an interview about the buzz surrounding her new book, Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth. “People are facing situations with less money, less … Continue reading

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