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Carondelet Lecture


Toward a Sustainable Economy and the Good Life

8th Annual Carondelet Lecture

Featuring Dr. Juliet Schor
October 10, 2013
7 p.m.
Doerr Chapel, Ryan Hall
Fontbonne University

A distinguished writer and lecturer, Schor is the author of many books, including "Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth," "Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture," and "The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Don't Need."

The lecture is free and open to the public. First come, first served.

For more information, please contact Corinne Taff at ctaff@fontbonne.edu or Mary Beth Gallagher at mbgallagher@fontbonne.edu.


About the Speaker
Juliet Schor is Professor of Sociology at Boston College. 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. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Schor received her Ph.D. in economics at the University of Massachusetts.

Her most recent book is "Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth." She is also author of the national best-seller, "The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure" and "The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Don’t Need." "The Overworked American" appeared on the best-seller lists of The New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, The Chicago Tribune, The Village Voice and The Boston Globe, as well as the annual best books list for The New York Times, Business Week and other publications. The book is widely credited for influencing the national debate on work and family. The Overspent American was also made into a video of the same name, by the Media Education Foundation.

Schor also wrote "Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture." She is the author of "Do Americans Shop Too Much?," co-editor of "Consumer Society: A Reader" and co-editor of "Sustainable Planet: Solutions for the Twenty-first Century." She has also co-edited a number of academic collections.

This event is co-sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and the office of Mission Integration.