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INTERVIEW: Dalton Conley, Ph.D., author of Elsewhere, U.S.A.

Today I interviewed Dr. Dalton Conley, Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Sociology Department at NYU.  Dr. Conley is author of several books, most notably his memoir and social commentary, Honky. Dr. Conley and I sit down to talk about his new book, Elsewhere, U.S.A.: How We Got from the Company Man, Family Dinners, and the Affluent Society to the Home Office, BlackBerry Moms, and Economic Anxiety [Pantheon Books, New York 2008]. Please see my review of the book here.

PurpleCar Park: Interview with Dalton Conley

Show notes:


Erving Goffman: Front Stage/Back Stage theory  Behavior in Public Places: Notes on the Social Organization of Gatherings

My Parents Joined Facebook

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
by Max Weber

Tim Ferriss The Four-Hour Workweek

Dr. Conley’s book on birth order: The Pecking Order: A Bold New Look at How Family and Society Determine Who We Become

Dr. Conley’s Wikipedia.org page

File: mp3

Length: 26 minutes, 05 seconds

Size: about 12 Mb

Host: Christine Cavalier

Guest: Dalton Conley

Podcast HERE

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