Strangers in Their Own Land

Strangers in Their Own Land

by

Arlie Russell Hochschild

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Mike Tritico Character Analysis

An aging, politically independent “marine biologist and environmental activist” who Hochschild interviews and follows to protests. He and Donny McCorquodale like to get into heated discussions about politics and the environment at Brother Cappy’s dinner parties. He argues in Chapter 12 that government should follow the precautionary principle and focus on minimizing harm—therefore, he thinks that the I-10 bridge should be closed.
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Mike Tritico Character Timeline in Strangers in Their Own Land

The timeline below shows where the character Mike Tritico appears in Strangers in Their Own Land. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 6 – Industry: “The Buckle in America’s Energy Belt”
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Environmental activists—including Lee Sherman, Harold and Annette Areno, and Mike Tritico —helped out with the case against Sasol. But, before long, a new plaintiff joined the... (full context)
Chapter 12 – The Cowboy: Stoicism
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...Brother Cappy and Sister Fay Brantley’s Sunday dinner in Longville, just north of Lake Charles. Mike Tritico has invited Hochschild to the dinner, and the onion is Cappy’s “half joke and half... (full context)
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...the local Longville Pentecostal church, live on a compound with much of their extended family. Mike Tritico , a longtime friend of Cappy and Fay’s, even jokes that they “have adopted us!”... (full context)
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The guests serve the food and say their prayers. Donny and Mike Tritico sit across from one another; they are both “white, churchgoing residents of Longville” who “value... (full context)
Chapter 16 – “They Say There Are Beautiful Trees”
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Harold and Annette Areno open their front door in October 2014: Mike Tritico stands on their porch and explains that their class-action lawsuit was thrown out after eighteen... (full context)
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Lee Sherman continues to maintain his old racecars and campaign for anti-EPA Tea Party candidates. Mike Tritico and Donny McCorquodale continue their lively discussions over dinner at Brother Cappy and Sister Fay’s—now,... (full context)
Appendix A – The Research
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...larger sample of Louisiana Republicans. She also met various conservatives through campaign events, tapped into Mike Tritico ’s network of anti-environmentalist friends, and encountered activists like Mike Schaff and General Honoré at... (full context)