Arlie Russell Hochschild

Arlie Russell Hochschild is one of the most influential sociologists of her generation. She is the author of nine books, including The Second Shift, The Time Bind, The Managed Heart, The Outsourced Self, and Strangers in Their Own Land (The New Press). Three of her books have been named as New York Times Notable Books of the Year and her work appears in sixteen languages. The winner of the Ulysses Medal as well as Guggenheim and Mellon grants, she lives in Berkeley, California.

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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

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

Arlie Russell Hochschild