BookBrowse Reviews Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Russell Hochschild

Summary |  Excerpt |  Reviews |  Beyond the book |  Readalikes |  Genres & Themes |  Author Bio

Strangers in Their Own Land

Anger and Mourning on the American Right

by Arlie Russell Hochschild

Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Russell Hochschild X
Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Russell Hochschild
  • Critics' Opinion:

    Readers' Opinion:

     Not Yet Rated
  • First Published:
    Sep 2016, 368 pages
    Paperback:
    Feb 20, 2018, 368 pages

  • Rate this book


Book Reviewed by:
Donna Chavez

Buy This Book

About this Book

Reviews

BookBrowse:


Hochschild draws on her expert knowledge of the sociology of emotion to help people understand what it feels like to live in "red" America.

Arlie Russell Hochschild's dive into the heart of Tea Party America is as good a glimpse of right wing philosophy as an East Coast born, Berkeley educated sociologist can offer. Begun years before Donald Trump appeared as a serious contender for US President, her research focused on (as she calls it) a "keyhole issue": the environment. Since Louisiana is home to both the worst environmental pollution in the country and a high percentage of right wing citizens, she decided to base her study there. And since right-leaning voters tend to eschew governmental programs that would help prevent pollution – of the kind that has cost these Louisianans their homes, jobs, health and family members – she saw a nearly unfathomable paradox.

Hochschild did her homework. Not only had she read just about every credible book on the Tea Party and the American Right, her book is heavily ...

Subscribers Only

BookBrowse's reviews and "beyond the book" articles are part of the many benefits of membership and, thus, are generally only available to subscribers, including individual members and patrons of libraries that subscribe.

Join Today


Member Login


Library Patrons

Beyond the Book:
  Arlie Russell Hochschild

Support BookBrowse

Become a Member and discover books that entertain, engage & enlighten!

Join Today!

Editor's Choice

  • Book Jacket
    Pachinko
    by Min Jin Lee
    Pachinko has one of the best opening lines I've encountered in some time: "History has failed us, ...
  • Book Jacket
    Wolf Season
    by Helen Benedict
    Rin Drummond's nicknames include "Pit Bull" and "Dragon." She's a tough-as-nails Iraq War ...
  • Book Jacket: La Belle Sauvage
    La Belle Sauvage
    by Philip Pullman
    Voted 2017 Best Young Adult Novel by BookBrowse's Subscribers

    I wasn't quite sure what to expect ...
  • Book Jacket: Leonardo da Vinci
    Leonardo da Vinci
    by Walter Isaacson
    The name Leonardo da Vinci is one of the most recognized in all of Western history, and his ...

Book Discussion
Book Jacket
Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig

A story that is at once quirky, charming, heartbreaking, suspenseful and poignant.

About the book
Join the discussion!

First Impressions

  • Book Jacket

    Eternal Life
    by Dara Horn

    The award-winning author returns with an ingenious novel about what it would mean to live forever.
    Reader Reviews

  • Book Jacket

    The Milk Lady of Bangalore
    by Shoba Narayan

    A charming story about our deep connection to the animals who live among us.
    Reader Reviews

Win this book!
Win Mothers of Sparta

Mothers of Sparta: A Memoir

A dazzling literary memoir with shades of Mary Karr, Anne Lamott and Jenny Lawson.

Enter

Word Play

Solve this clue:

A M I A Terrible T T W

and be entered to win..

Books that     
entertain,
     engage

 & enlighten

Visitors can view some of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only.

Join Today!

Your guide toexceptional          books

BookBrowse seeks out and recommends books that we believe to be best in class. Books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, that will expand your mind and challenge you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.