Strangers in their own land: anger and mourning on the American right

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"In Strangers in Their Own Land, the renowned sociologist Arlie Hochschild embarks on a thought-provoking journey from her liberal hometown of Berkeley, California, deep into Louisiana bayou country--a stronghold of the conservative right. As she gets to know people who strongly oppose many of the ideas she famously champions, Hochschild nevertheless finds common ground and quickly warms to the people she meets--among them a Tea Party activist whose town has been swallowed by a sinkhole caused by a drilling accident--people whose concerns are actually ones that all Americans share: the desire for community, the embrace of family, and hopes for their children. 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?"--
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subject_facetConservatism -- United States
Conservatism -- United States -- History -- 21st century
Electronic books
Ideology -- Political aspects -- United States
Liberalism -- United States
Liberalism -- United States -- History -- 21st century
Political psychology
Political sociology
Right and left (Political science) -- United States
United States -- Politics and government
title_displayStrangers in their own land : anger and mourning on the American right
title_fullStrangers in Their Own Land Anger and Mourning on the American Right
Strangers in their own land : anger and mourning on the American right / Arlie Russell Hochschild
Strangers in their own land : anger and mourning on the American right [electronic resource] / Arlie Russell Hochschild
title_shortStrangers in their own land
title_subanger and mourning on the American right
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Electronic books
History
Ideology
Liberalism
Nonfiction
Political aspects
Political psychology
Political sociology
Politics
Politics and government
Right and left (Political science)