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Read the Resistance – Strangers in Their Own Land

Wednesday, April 25, 7pm
Left Bank Books

Join Read the Resistance for a reading group discussion of Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Russell Hochschild!

When Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, a bewildered nation turned to Strangers in Their Own Land to understand what Trump voters were thinking when they cast their ballots. Arlie Hochschild, one of the most influential sociologists of her generation, had spent the preceding five years immersed in the community around Lake Charles, Louisiana, a Tea Party stronghold. As Jedediah Purdy put it in the New Republic, “Hochschild is fascinated by how people make sense of their lives. . . . [Her] attentive, detailed portraits . . . reveal a gulf between Hochchild’s ‘strangers in their own land’ and a new elite.” Already a favorite common read book in communities and on campuses across the country and called “humble and important” by David Brooks, Hochschild’s book has been lauded by Noam Chomsky, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, and countless others.

Parking: Lot one block north; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 7:00pm
Left Bank Books
399 N. Euclid Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781620973493
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Press - February 13th, 2018