Strangers in Their Own Land Book Summary (PDF) by Arlie Russell Hochschild

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Why This Book Matters:

Strangers in Their Own Land explains the feelings of The Tea Party in Louisiana, and why they believe what they believe.

The Big Takeaways:

  1. Like the Tea Party in Louisiana, people tend to vote against their own interests.
    1. If The poor state of Louisiana often votes against aid.
  2. Louisianan politicians praise oil often.
    1. However, the oil industry, in reality, is no real help to Louisiana.
  3. Members of The Tea Party in Louisiana don’t receive any validation from federal officials.
    1. People of The Tea Party in Louisiana believe they are some of the hardest workers who don’t get the recognition they deserve.
  4. Members or The Tea Party also think that the people of the United States drag their name through the dirt.
    1. Tea Party members feel as if they are the butt of every joke in America, even though they see themselves as America’s backbone.
  5. We, as individuals, must try to understand why people feel the way they do.
    1. Even if someone’s beliefs are far out of line from what we believe, we have to consider the reason behind their stance.

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