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SOLD OUT! From Berkeley To The Bayou: Arlie Hochschild On The Rise Of The American Right

Sunday, March 12, 2017, 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM
941 The Alameda
Berkeley, CA  94707

(510) 204-9200
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From Berkeley To The Bayou: Arlie Hochschild Presents Her Latest Book Strangers in Their Own Land

Sunday, March 12, 2017
2:00 PM until 4:00 PM
Northbrae Community Church
941 The Alameda
Berkeley, CA  94707

Parking available in the proximity, but due to the high number of expected participants, we strongly recommend public transportation (AC transit #18) and carpooling.

Ashby Village has the unique opportunity to explore our values and others' by attending this special event featuring bestselling author and Ashby Village member Arlie Hochschild.

Berkeley sociologist's 
research focuses on the rise of the American right–the topic of her latest book, 
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right (The New Press, September 2016), a finalist for the National Book Award and on the New York Times bestseller list.
'Based on intensive interviews of Tea Party enthusiasts in Louisiana, conducted over the last five years and focusing on emotions, I try to scale an “empathy wall” to learn how to see, think and feel as they do.

What, I ask, do members of the Tea Party–or anyone else–want to feel about the nation and its leaders? I trace this desire to what I call their “deep story”–a feels-
as-if story of their difficult struggle for the American Dream.

Hidden beneath the right-wing hostility to almost all government intervention, I argue, lies an anguishing loss of honor, alienation and engagement in a hidden social class war.
' (from Hochschild webpage at UC Berkeley).

The event is organized by Ashby Village's new Arts & Culture Group that organized the Chana's Bloch poetry reading in September 2016.

The event is open to Ashby Village members, volunteers and other invited guests.