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Dalton Conley

3.49 of 5 Votes: 3
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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 (2009)
3.17 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: This is a pretty simple analysis of how modern capitalism functions: increased reliance on technology, precarity, lack of distinction between work and leisure, etc. The author focuses primarily on those in the higher income brackets (his own class bracket) where he says inequalit...
Parentology: Everything You Wanted to Know about the Science of Raising Children but Were Too Exhausted to Ask (2014)
3.16 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: This is Conley blovating about the parenting choices he made for his own two children, with lots of citations thrown in (and sometimes thrown around and thrown out). It's like Mormons citing General Authorities to support small-time, personal-favorite doctrines: you can find some...
You May Ask Yourself: An Introduction to Thinking Like a Sociologist (2008)
3.58 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I hated this book with a passion as a college freshman. The author tries so hard to sound cool and up to date, by simplifying every concept he comes across. (The descriptions for culture jamming were so cringe-worthy.) He made the social sciences sound like its goal was to define...
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