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Book discussion at York Public Library-“Strangers in their own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right” by Arlie Russell Hochschild
January 31, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST
The York Public Library will host a discussion of “Strangers in their own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right,” by Arlie Russell Hochschild. This discussion, will be led by Ron McAllister and will take place at the library on Wednesday, January 31 at 3:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Stop by the main desk or call the library at 207-363-2818. Books are available through the Minerva system. This program is the second in the series made possible by the Camden Conference.
This book was a National Book Award Finalist and New York Times bestseller. Robert B. Reich, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley says “Hochschild journeys into a far different world than her liberal academic enclave of Berkeley, into the heartland of the nation’s political right, in order to understand how the conservative white working class sees America. With compassion and empathy, she discovers the narrative that gives meaning and expression to their lives — and which explains their political convictions, along with much else. Anyone who wants to understand modern America should read this captivating book.”
Professor Ron McAllister, Provost Emeritus at Elizabethtown College, has been a faculty member at Elizabethtown as well as the University of California (Riverside) and Northeastern University where he taught sociology. He is known to many people in York as the author of The Observer, a column he has written for “The York Weekly” since 2008.
The York Public Library is located at 15 Long Sands Road, York, Maine, and is open on Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10 to 7, on Fridays from 10 to 5, and on Saturdays from 10 to 2. For more information, call 207-363-2818 or visit www.york.lib.me.us.