The interview with Arlie Hochschild took place in Berkeley in May 2006 when she was about to finish her formal academic career as a professor of sociology. Hochschild has introduced into sociology concepts such as the second shift, the stalled revolution, management of emotions, emotional work, the time bind, and many more. Arlie has been a major contributor to the field of sociology and we are grateful for the time she spared for this interview. She is the author of 'The Unexpected Community' (1973), 'The Managed Heart' (1983), 'The Second Shift' (1989), 'The Time Bind' (1997), 'Global Woman: Nannies, Maids and Sex Workers in the New Economy' (co-edited with Barbara Ehrenreich, 2002) and 'The Commercial Spirit of Intimate Life and Other Essays' (2003). Her books have been translated in many languages, but none are yet available in Czech.