?On September 19, 2010, the Ethical Society of Boston will open its 2010-11 program year with Juliet B. Schor, Professor of Sociology at Boston College whose focus areas include consumerism, work and leisure, women's issues, and economic justice. Before joining Boston College, she taught at Harvard University for 17 years in the Department of Economics and the Committee on Degrees in Women's Studies. Schor is a graduate of Wesleyan University and received her Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts. ??Schor's latest book is Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth (Scribe Publications, May, 2010).
Plenitude is described as "a road map for the next two decades. …encouraging us to value our gifts -- nature, community, intelligence, and time. Schor offers all of us the opportunity to participate in creating a world of enduring wealth and well-being." ??Schor is also the author of the national bestseller, The Over-Worked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure (Basic Books, 1992), The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Don't Need, and other books and articles.??
She is a board member and co-founder of the Center for a New American Dream, an organization devoted to transforming North American priorities to make our lifestyles more ecologically and socially sustainable. Schor has served as a consultant to the United Nations, at the World Institute for Development Economics Research, and to the United Nations Development Program.
This event is free and open to the public.
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