Strangers in Their Own Land

Strangers in Their Own Land

by

Arlie Russell Hochschild

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Collective Effervescence Term Analysis

Sociologist Émile Durkheim’s term for the way people become excited when they find themselves among their “tribe,” whether social, biological, or political. Hochschild uses it to describe Tea Partiers’ mob-like enthusiasm at Donald Trump’s rally.

Collective Effervescence Quotes in Strangers in Their Own Land

The Strangers in Their Own Land quotes below are all either spoken by Collective Effervescence or refer to Collective Effervescence. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the The New Press edition of Strangers in Their Own Land published in 2016.
Chapter 15 Quotes

While economic self-interest is never entirely absent, what I discovered was the profound importance of emotional self-interest—a giddy release from the feeling of being a stranger in one’s own land.

Related Characters: Arlie Russell Hochschild (speaker), Donald Trump
Page Number: 228
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Collective Effervescence Term Timeline in Strangers in Their Own Land

The timeline below shows where the term Collective Effervescence appears in Strangers in Their Own Land. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 15 – Strangers No Longer: The Power of Promise
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Personal Identity and Emotional Self-Interest Theme Icon
Renowned French sociologist Émile Durkheim used the term “ collective effervescence ” to describe the “emotional excitation felt by those who join with others they take... (full context)