Arlie Russell Hochschild

Arlie Russell Hochschild is the author of many groundbreaking books, including The Second Shift, The Managed Heart, and The Time Bind as well as Strangers in Their Own Land, which became an instant bestseller and was a finalist for a National Book Award, and Stolen Pride: Loss, Shame, and the Rise of the Right (both from The New Press). Hochschild is professor emerita of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in Berkeley with her husband, the writer Adam Hochschild.

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News and Reviews

New Republic

New Republic reviews Strangers in Their Own Land: “Hochschild is fascinated by how people make sense of their lives, what she calls the ‘deep story’ that locates them in the world.

The New York Times Book Review

The New York Times Book Review reviews Hochschild's new book: “[A] smart, respectful and compelling book…. Whatever racial or class resentments she finds, Hochschild makes clear that she likes the people she meets. They aren’t just soldiers in a class war but victims of one, too.

The Economist

The Economist reviews Hochschild's new book: “Ms. Hochschild offers an entry pass to an alternative worldview, and with it a route map towards empathy.”


Newsday reviews Hochschild's new book: "Strangers in Their Own Land is extraordinary for its consistent empathy and the attention it pays to the emotional terrain of politics. It is billed as a book for this moment, but it will endure."


Books by Arlie Russell Hochschild

Stolen Pride
Loss, Shame, and the Rise of the Right

Arlie Russell Hochschild

Strangers in Their Own Land
Anger and Mourning on the American Right

Arlie Russell Hochschild