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ARLIE HOCHSCHILD at Books Inc. Berkeley

ARLIE HOCHSCHILD at Books Inc. Berkeley

Renowned sociologist Arlie Hochschild discusses her groundbreaking and critically-acclaimed new book, Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right. Follow Arlie on a thought-provoking journey from her liberal hometown of Berkeley, California, deep into Louisiana bayou country a stronghold of the conservative right. Strangers in Their Own Land goes beyond the commonplace liberal idea that these are people who have been duped into voting against their own interests. Instead, Hochschild finds lives ripped apart by stagnant wages, a loss of home, an elusive American dream and political choices and views that make sense in the context of their lives. Hochschild draws on her expert knowledge of the sociology of emotion to help us understand what it "feels" like to live in red America. Along the way she finds answers to one of the crucial questions of contemporary American politics: why do the people who would seem to benefit most from liberal government intervention abhor the very idea?

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc.
1491 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA
Books: 
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781620972250
Availability: Backordered-Could Take 2-4Weeks
Published: New Press - September 6th, 2016

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