A Sociologist Speaks To ‘Strangers’ In Neglected Corners Of America | On Point

Flood survivors greet the motorcade of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in East Baton Rouge, La. (Max Becherer/AP)

October 25, 2016
Sociologist Arlie Hochschild has gone deep into Trump country to talk with the angry white working class. She’s with us.

When it comes to politics and more these days, a lot of Americans could sit back, look out across a wide gulf, and say we just don’t get each other. Arlie Russell Hochschild felt that, as a big sociologist looking out at an angry white working class from her base in Berkeley, California. She decided to get out of her bubble, open her mind, and really listen and learn. She went south, to Louisiana. To Trump rally country. And more. This hour On Point:, a journey to the heart of our political divide. — Tom Ashbrook


Arlie Russell Hochschild, sociologist and professor emerita at the University of California, Berkeley. Author of the new book, “Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right.” Also author of “The Second Shift” and “The Outsourced Self.”

Thomas Frank, author and historian. Author of “Listen, Liberal” and “What’s the Matter With Kansas?




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