ARLIE RUSSELL HOCHSCHILD at Seattle Public Library
Co-presented with SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY. In her new book, Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right (New Press), sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild embarks on a thought-provoking journey from her liberal hometown of Berkeley, California deep into the bayou of Lakes Charles, Louisiana to examine the rise of the American right and the Tea Party. Drawing on her expert knowledge of the sociology of emotion to help us understand what it feels like to live in “red” America, 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? “There could not be a more important topic in current American politics, nor a better person to dissect it. Every page—every story and individual—is fascinating, and the emerging analysis is revelatory.” –Barbara Ehrenreich. Arlie Russell Hochschild is one of the most influential sociologists of her generation. She is the author of nine books, including The Second Shift: Working Parents and the Revolution at Home. Free admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Seattle Public Central Library is at 1000 Fourth Avenue (between Madison & Spring). For more information, please see www.spl.org or call 206.386.4636.