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63 Brahmin Left 3: Arlie Hochschild (AU, JP)

Recall This Book

Our Brahmin Left investigation was inspired by Adaner and John’s eye-opening interview with Thomas Piketty. Piketty maintains that Left parties have abandoned the working-class for an increasingly highly educated voter-base. This has turned (or perhaps only threatens to turn) Left parties all over the developed world from champions of egalitarianism into defenders of the privileges and interests of the educated. In this series we set out to ask how various scholars make sense of this ongoing realignment (or perhaps “dealignment”) from the class-based politics of the mid-20th century. We might call today’s episode a tale of the Brahmin Left and the Tea Party Right—since we are interested not just in the movement of educated upper middle class people towards traditional left parties like the Democrats, but also in the movement of working class and less educated citizens towards the Right and the Republican party. We could imagine no better companion for that aspect of the series than renowned sociologist Arlie Hochschild,  distinguished emerita professor of Sociology at UC Berkeley. We love many of her books (see partial list below) but it is her 2016 account of alienation, anomie and anger in Louisiana, Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right , that drew RTB to her for this conversation. She outlined the “deep story” of anomie and discontent among rural Louisiana residents she met while writing that book, and explored with us the political shifts that have made it much less likely for white poor voters to identify with a working-class movement or a progressive agenda. Links to other countries are explored, but the issue of causality–and the cure, if cure there be–remains an open question. Mentioned in the episode: Arlie Hochschild: The Unexpected Community (1973) The Managed Heart: Commercialization of Human Feeling (1983) The Outsourced Self: Intimate Life in Market Times (2012). William Greider: One World Ready or Not: The Manic Logic of Global Capitalism (1998)Robert Kuttner: Everything for Sale: The Virtues and Limits of Markets (1999)Thomas Frank:  Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? (2017) Listen and Read: RTB 63 Hochschild Brahmin Left Transcript finalDownload Upcoming In Brahmin Left: In late September, Adaner, Elizabeth, and John come together for a “wrap” conversation that looks back at the Karp, Muller and Hochschild episodes and what holds them together. In October: We declare October Octopus Month! For starters that means beginning the month with a terrific conversation with Poeter Godfrey-Smith, author of the best book we know on the alterity of octopus consciousness: Other Minds. More cephalopod-themed material will follow throughout the month.

33mins

2 Sep 2021

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Arlie Hochschild: Emotionen und Politik

one of the boys

Emotionen prägen unseren Alltag. Dass sie daher auch in der Politik eine Rolle spielen, ist daher eigentlich nur logisch - oder? Das klingt vielleicht naheliegend, aber allzu oft werden Gefühle und ihre Ursprünge in politischen Diskussionen vernachlässigt. Deshalb stellen wir euch in dieser Folge Arlie Hochschild vor. Die US-Amerikanerin gilt als eine der einflussreichsten Soziologinnen unserer Zeit und hat eine ganze Reihe von Konzepten geprägt, die nicht nur im wissenschaftlichen Diskurs Anklang finden. Hintergrundinformationen und Quellen: Ehrenreich , Barbara & Arlie Hochschild (Hg.), 2002, Global Woman. Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy, New York. Harvard Kennedy School's Institute of Politics, 2017, A Conversation with Arlie Hochschild - YouTube, youtube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klbtDCQ3bM4.  Hochschild, Arlie R, 2000, Global care chains and emotional surplus value. In On the edge. Living with global capitalism, Hrsg. Anthony Giddens und Will Hutton, 130–146. London: Jonathan Cape.A Conversation with Arlie HochschildHochschild, Arlie Russell. 2016. Strangers in their own land: anger and mourning on the American right.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e__b4vh0UVo (Interview about the book on Democracy Now)McBroom, Patricia, 1998, What do children think they need? New $3 million UC Berkeley Center on Working Families to ask the question, https://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/98legacy/10-30-1998.html.Whelan, Ella, 2017, “Link müssen erkennen, dass sie sich selbst ins Abseits gestellt haben”, Interview mit Arlie Hochschild, Novo, https://www.novo-argumente.com/artikel/linke_muessen_erkennen_dass_sie_sich_selbst_ins_abseits_gestellt_haben.

42mins

30 Jan 2021

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#105: Despair And Indignation Among The American White Working Class - Arlie Hochschild

The Jolly Swagman Podcast

Arlie Hochschild is one of the most influential sociologists of the 20th and 21st centuries.Show notesSelected links Follow Arlie: Website Strangers In Their Own Land, by Arlie Hochschild Power, Politics, and People, by C. Wright Mills 'Ayn Rand and Modern Politics', article by David Sloan Wilson Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism, by Anne Case & Angus Deaton Topics discussed Arlie's childhood spread across the world. 5:08 How did C. Wright Mills influence Arlie? 8:34 Was sociology an easy career decision for Arlie? 11:20 When did Arlie decide she needed to write Strangers In Their Own Land? 12:54 Why is the Tea Party strongest in the southern states? 16:47 Why does the Tea Party love the atheist Ayn Rand? 25:14 What are 'deep stories'? 34:55 Taking the right's needs seriously. 42:07 Trump's power as an orator. 55:04 If the liberal elite failed to understand the white working class, how did a real estate magnate from Manhattan grock them so quickly? 1:03:10 Trump won 10.1 million more votes in 2020 than in 2016. What does that say about America today? 1:04:57 How can we learn to be more empathetic? 1:06:45

1hr 12mins

23 Nov 2020

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Arlie Hochschild – The Deep Stories of Our Time

Philosophica

Podcast: On Being with Krista Tippett (LS 75 · TOP 0.05% what is this?)Episode: Arlie Hochschild – The Deep Stories of Our TimePub date: 2020-10-08After Arlie Hochschild published her book Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, just before the 2016 election, it came to feel prescient. And the conversation Krista had with her in 2018 has now come to point straight to the heart of 2020 — a year in which many of us might say we feel like strangers in our own land and in our own world. Hochschild created a field within sociology looking at the social impact of emotion. She explains how our stories and truths — what we try to debate as issues in our social and political lives — are felt, not merely factual. And she shares why, as a matter of pragmatism, we have to take emotion seriously and do what feels unnatural: get curious and caring about the other side.Arlie Hochschild is professor emerita in the sociology department at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of ten books including The Managed Heart, The Second Shift, and Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, a finalist for the National Book Award.Find the transcript for this show at onbeing.org.This show originally aired in October, 2018.The podcast and artwork embedded on this page are from On Being Studios, which is the property of its owner and not affiliated with or endorsed by Listen Notes, Inc.

50mins

10 Oct 2020

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Arlie Hochschild – The Deep Stories of Our Time

On Being with Krista Tippett

After Arlie Hochschild published her book Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, just before the 2016 election, it came to feel prescient. And the conversation Krista had with her in 2018 has now come to point straight to the heart of 2020 — a year in which many of us might say we feel like strangers in our own land and in our own world. Hochschild created a field within sociology looking at the social impact of emotion. She explains how our stories and truths — what we try to debate as issues in our social and political lives — are felt, not merely factual. And she shares why, as a matter of pragmatism, we have to take emotion seriously and do what feels unnatural: get curious and caring about the other side.Arlie Hochschild is professor emerita in the sociology department at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of ten books including The Managed Heart, The Second Shift, and Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, a finalist for the National Book Award.Find the transcript for this show at onbeing.org.This show originally aired in October, 2018.

50mins

8 Oct 2020

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[Unedited] Arlie Hochschild with Krista Tippett

On Being with Krista Tippett

After Arlie Hochschild published her book Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, just before the 2016 election, it came to feel prescient. And the conversation Krista had with her in 2018 has now come to point straight to the heart of 2020 — a year in which many of us might say we feel like strangers in our own land and in our own world. Hochschild created a field within sociology looking at the social impact of emotion. She explains how our stories and truths — what we try to debate as issues in our social and political lives — are felt, not merely factual. And she shares why, as a matter of pragmatism, we have to take emotion seriously and do what feels unnatural: get curious and caring about the other side.Arlie Hochschild is professor emerita in the sociology department at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of ten books including The Managed Heart, The Second Shift, and Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, a finalist for the National Book Award.This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Arlie Hochschild — The Deep Stories of Our Time." Find the transcript for that show at onbeing.org.

1hr 27mins

8 Oct 2020

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Arlie Hochschild -- The Deep Stories of Our Times: Strangers No More

Awakin Call

“Everyone has a deep story,” says Arlie Hochschild. “Our job is to respect and try to understand these stories.” Hochschild is one of the most distinguished sociologists of our time. Considered the founder of the “sociology of emotion,” she examines some of the most urgent challenges our societies face: work-family balance, shifting gender roles, alienation, globalization, and the ever-widening political divide. Throughout these issues, she studies how we feel about things, what we think we should feel, and why. Why do people choose what they choose? What are the invisible forces behind our actions? What are the emotional costs, if any? And most recently, why does it seem like people vote against their own interests? In addition to being professor emerita of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, she is the author of 10 paradigm-shifting books which include The Managed Heart, The Time Bind, The Second Shift, and most recently, a New York Times bestseller and finalist for the National Book Award, Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right.Hochschild was born in Boston, MA, to parents who served in the foreign service. She came of age in Israel, New Zealand, Ghana, and Tunisia, and also had the influence of her parents’ devout Unitarianism. This combination seemed to have sparked her inquisitive and empathic mind, which she playfully told in a semi-autobiographical children’s book, Colleen the Question Girl. Most of her adult life has been lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, in what she calls a “blue bubble.” So it’s no surprise that her latest questions concern the growing polarities in American politics, with a special focus on the rise of the American right.  In doing research for Strangers in Their Own Land, she immersed herself in southwest Louisiana, a Tea Party stronghold at the height of that movement. “I got very interested in something I call ‘the deep story,’” Hochschild says, “a way of thinking about emotion, stripped of facts and judgments, into an account of life that feels true, often best captured through metaphor.” She was determined to get out of her comfort zone and climb what she calls “an empathy wall,” to permit herself a great deal of curiosity about the experiences and viewpoints of people she knew she would have differences with. She observed their physical landscapes, religious influences, and social environments, and in the end, became friends with many of those she interviewed. “Caring,” she insists, “is not the same as capitulating. The relationships in Louisiana enlarged me as a human being.” When she’s not busy writing about the layered and often tumultuous human dynamics that comprise the fabric of modern life, she can be found digging in her garden, hiking with her husband, the historian Adam Hochschild, or engaging in a creative project with their two granddaughters.  Please join us for a conversation with this visionary sociologist to help illuminate the deep stories of our times, the deep stories of ourselves.

26 Sep 2020

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Arlie Hochschild

How to Fix Democracy

Listening to others | Arlie Hochschild is Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her recent work deals with the rise of the American far-right. Her book, Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, was built on interviews with Tea Party supporters in Louisiana. For Hochschild, it is important to understand the feelings behind political views, though listening and feeling empathy does not imply agreement. If Americans are to reconcile their differences, she argues, more people must learn how to listen to views they might not agree with.

22mins

16 Sep 2020

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September 3, 2020 - Arlie Hochschild | James Risen | Kai Strittmatter

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

While Trump Offers Simplistic, Strongman Magic, Biden Must Show That Real Strength Does Not Depend on Magic | The Overlooked Senate Intelligence Report Puts Mueller's Report to Shame | China's Orwellian Digital Authoritarian Surveillance Statebackgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

1hr 2mins

3 Sep 2020

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ARLIE HOCHSCHILD STRANGERS IN THEIR OWN LAND: Anger and Mourning on the Right

Free Forum with Terrence McNally

As the Democratic candidate debates begin, here's my March 2018 conversation with ARLIE HOCHSCHILD. In her book, STRANGERS IN THEIR OWN LAND, based on five years research in Southern Louisiana, she asks, why residents of the nation's second poorest state vote for candidates who resist federal help? Why, when corporations devastate their lives and their land, do they most hate the government? And I ask, how can we come up with a story that can change their minds? Listen to get a sense of what we're up against in 2020.

1hr

29 Jun 2019

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