Between the Lines Book Club: Stranger in Their Own Land

between the lines book club logoTomorrow (August 25) we will be meeting at Arden Dimick Library at 10:30AM to discuss Strangers in Their Own Land, by Arlie Russell Hochschild. On her webpage, Hochschild suggests the following topics to consider with regard to her book:

  • Gender
  • Race
  • Faith
  • The Environment
  • Media

She also introduces the following topics:

The Empathy Wall: an obstacle to “deep understanding”

Deep Story: “a story that feels as if it were true”

Feeling Rules: a shared set of rules regarding to how to feel about certain topics.

Honor Squeeze: “The perception by the right that their identity as white Christian men or women is not seen as honorable.”

Structural Amnesia: “A process by which the distribution of power in a society—monopolized by fathers or controlled by big business, for example—shapes what is collectively remembered or forgotten.”

See you tomorrow!

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