From Berkeley to Louisiana: Sociologist Arlie Hochschild Seeks to Understand Conservative America

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Concerned with the political divide between conservative and liberal America, UC Berkeley sociologist Arlie Hochschild spent the last five years talking with Tea Party members in Louisiana. She found that under their right-wing hostility was a sense of alienation and struggle. In “Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right," Hochschild talks about the friendships she fostered while trying to reach a deeper understanding of conservative America. She joins us to talk what she learned and how it applies to this presidential election.


Arlie Russell Hochschild, professor emerita of Sociology, UC Berkeley; author, "Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the
American Right"