Elsewhere, U.S.A.

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Dalton Conley
Dalton Conley

When you punched out of the workplace, you were gone. In your own world. No more.

The advent of cell phones and e-mail and Blackberries and instant messaging and economic pressure has put Americans who have a job in range of work all the time. 24/7.

Sociologist Dalton Conley says it’s changing our fundamental relationships. Even when we’re home, we’re elsewhere.

This hour, On Point: When work never ends.

You can join the conversation. Are you always on call? Never really free from work? These days, are you glad to have it anyway? Or worried something is wrong?Guests:

Dalton Conley, professor of social sciences and chair of the sociology department at New York University, and author of "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." You can browse inside the book at

This program aired on January 13, 2009.


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