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Juliet Schor (born 1955) is Professor of sociology at Boston College. She has studied trends in working time, consumerism, the relationship between work and family, women's issues and Economic inequality.
She received her undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University and her Ph.D in economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She taught at Harvard University for 17 years, in the Department of Economics and the Committee on Degrees in Women's Studies.
She has two children who currently reside in Newton with her, Krishna and Sulakshana. Her husband, Prasannan Parthasarathi is also a professor at Boston College.
In an interview with Peter Shea she talks about her early intellectual formation, her critique of conventional economics, and her decision to write for an audience that includes the general public as well as her colleagues in the academy.
In 1992, Schor's book The Overworked American was a bestseller.
- The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure, Basic Books (1992)
- The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Don't Need, (1999)
- Sustainable Economy for the 21st Century, (1999)
- Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture, (2005)
- Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth, Penguin Press (2010)
As co-editor or co-author:
- The Golden Age of Capitalism: Reinterpreting the Postwar Experience, (1992)
- Do Americans Shop too Much?, (2000)
- The Consumer Society Reader, (2000)
- Sustainable Planet: Solutions for the 21st Century, (2003)
- "Juliet Schor". Great Transition Initiative. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
- "Julie Schor". Institute for Advanced Study. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
- "Reflections on popular-economics-an-interview-with Juliet Schor". Center for Popular Economics. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
- "Advisory Board". Center for a New American Dream. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
- Stead, Deborah. "Prosperous Referents and 'The Overspent American'". New York Times. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Keeping up with the Gateses?
- Boston College faculty listing
- The Overworked American, excerpt
- Transcript of interview with Time.com about The Overspent American, May, 1998
- intelius.com information on Juliet Schor
- Juliet Schor in Seattle, book to on Plenitude - May 24, 2010
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