12. Understanding the Other: How Emotion Shapes Politics and Can Heal our Divides (PRIORITY TICKETS ARE GONE! Arrive early for General Admission possibility)

Saturday, June 3 | 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
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Arlie Hochschild in conversation with Deirdre English

UC Berkeley sociologist Arlie Hochschilld’s recent ‘Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right,’ a National Book Award finalist, was one of the six books recommended by the New York Times to help understand Trump’s win. It quickly sold out nationwide and has gone into multiple printings. As with Hochschild’s many previous books, her work highlights the role of emotion, in this case in shaping politics. Her research method is empathy. Here she describes “the deep story” she discovered among Louisiana supporters of the Tea Party and shares suggestions on addressing the current political, social, and (always) emotional situations in which we find ourselves.

David Brower Center - Goldman Theater

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