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Writers Among Us: Juliet Schor

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Boston College sociology professor Juliet Schor is the author of three books: The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure (1993); The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Don't Need (1999) and her most recent, Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture (2004), which analyzes the way a culture of consumption is drastically changing the face of childhood, with even the youngest children aggressively targeted by advertisers. Schor reads passages from her book and describes her research and writing process. She also discusses the reactions her book's publication has provoked from advertisers and the media.

Schor is introduced by Jeanne C. Williams, an assistant director in Boston College's Office of Marketing Communications. The talk is a part of “Writers Among Us: Boston College Readings,” a series spotlighting recent book publications by Boston College faculty.

Format: Lecture followed by Q&A
Length: 80

Presenter(s): Juliet Schor

Date: November 17, 2004

Location: Devlin Hall, Boston College

Sponsor(s): Boston College Magazine; Boston College Bookstore

URL: http://frontrow.bc.edu/program/schor/

The information on this page is accurate as of November 2004