Strangers In Their Own Land : Anger and Mourning on the American Right
by Arlie Russell Hochschild
Editor: The New Press
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2016 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST FOR THE 2016 Non-FICTION NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLES BOOK, NEW YORK TIMES bestseller A NEWSDAY TOP 10 BOOK OF THE YEAR, A BEST KIRKUS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016 One of 6 Books to Understand Winning Asset”New York Times Book Review “SatisfactoryHochschild’s] analysis is behind schedule at a time when policy and legislative issues, and even fact have all disappeared from public debate”The New York Review of Books “Hochschild moves beyond the truism of saying that the less fortunate, voters who support the small government and vote tax cuts against their own economic interest”O Foreigners Magazine in Their Own Country, the famous sociologist Arlie Hochschild embarks on a journey of reflection from his liberal city of Berkeley, California, deep into Louisiana bayou country, a stronghold of the conservative rightAs she meets people who have firmly opposed many ideas she celebrates champions, Hochschild nevertheless finds common ground and quickly warms up to people she meets among them a Tea Party activist, whose town was swallowed up by the formation of a crater caused by a drilling accident, people whose concerns are in fact those that all Americans act: the desire for community, the desire for community, the desire to be part of a community, the desire to be part of a community, the desire to be part of a community.Foreigners in Their Own Country goes beyond the banality of the liberal idea that these are people who have been duped into voting against their own interestsInstead, Hochschild finds lives torn apart by stagnant wages, the loss of home, an elusive American dream–and political choices and views that make sense in the context of their livesHochschild draws on his expertise in the sociology of emotion to help us understand what it’s like to live in America’s “red”.Along the way she finds answers to one of the crucial questions of contemporary Soul
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