Author of The Overspent American is PSC Speaker

November 8th, 2000 by Adam

Betsy Cheney

November 6, 2000

The Saul O Sidore Lecture Series at Plymouth State College will host Juliet Schor at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 at the Silver Cultural Arts Center. Schor is acting chair and senior lecturer of the committee on degrees in women’s studies at Harvard University where she has been teaching economics and women’s studies since 1984. She also holds a chair in the economics of leisure studies at Tilburg University in the Netherlands.

At PSC, Schor will discuss “Upscaling, downshifting and the new consumerism,” based on topics from her book, The Overspent American. She also wrote the best selling book, The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure, which was published in 1992, and Do Americans Shop Too Much? and The Consumer Society Reader, both published this year.
Professor Schor has served as a consultant to the United Nations, at the World Institute for Development Economics Research, and the United Nations Development Program. She was a 1995 Guggenheim Fellow for a project on consumer spending, and is a founding member of the Center for a New American Dream, an organization which is devoted to making U.S. lifestyles more sustainable.

The Saul O Sidore Lecture Series was established at Plymouth State College in 1979 to bring a variety of speakers to the College each year to address the critical political, social and cultural issues and events of our time. Sidore Lectures are offered to the public free of charge.

[NOTE: The omission of the period after the middle initial in the Sidore name is not an error. PSC adheres to the wishes of the family in presenting the name in this format.]

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