Arlie Russell Hochschild with Christopher Sebastian Parker
As people tried to make sense of what happened with the election of November 2016, one of the books most turned to was acclaimed sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild’s Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right (The New Press). A National Book Award finalist, it was a book that readers in the center and on the left have turned to in anger and mourning. And it’s now in paperback. She is here tonight with what will surely be an update on how things stand from her perspective — aided by University of Washington professor Christopher Parker, who will moderate.
“Hochschild journeys into a far different world than her liberal academic enclave of Berkeley, into the heartland of the nation’s political right, in order to understand how the conservative white working class sees America. With compassion and empathy, she discovers the narrative that gives meaning and expression to their lives—and which explains their political convictions, along with much else. Anyone who wants to understand modern America should read this captivating book.” –Robert B. Reich.
Co-presented with TOWN HALL INSIDE/OUT CIVICS Series.