Summary, Analysis & Review of Arlie Russell Hochschild’s Strangers in Their Own Land by Instaread
Strangers in their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right describes a liberal sociologist’s journey toward understanding the emotional appeal of the Tea Party. Author Arlie Russell Hochschild, who is based in Berkeley, California, traveled to the American South to speak with more than 60 men and women who identified with the Tea Party. Describing dynamics within the state of Louisiana as representative of national political phenomena, she made 10 field trips there between 2011 and 2016.
In addition to her cross-country travels, Hochschild had to traverse mental obstacles to understand her subjects. As she embedded herself in the daily lives of six core subjects, all white men and women between the ages of 40 and 85, she struggled to comprehend the blatant contradictions between their political ideologies and their material circumstances.
Over the course of her research, Hochschild focused on the issue of environmentalism by questioning locals …
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