Strangers in Their Own Land

Strangers in Their Own Land


Arlie Russell Hochschild

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Refers to a mixed-race community of Louisianans with deep roots in the area (especially in cities), and often specifically refer to those with ancestors who settled there before the Louisiana Purchase. Historically, the term Creole referred to the descendants of European settlers from France and Spain before expanding to include the Louisiana-born children of white Caribbean settlers who moved there in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Creole culture is indebted to French, African, Spanish, and Native American cultures alike.
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Creole Term Timeline in Strangers in Their Own Land

The timeline below shows where the term Creole appears in Strangers in Their Own Land. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4 – The Candidates
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Personal Identity and Emotional Self-Interest Theme Icon openly discuss the environment on the campaign trail. Hochschild describes Honoré (who is black Creole but popularly known as the “Ragin’ Cajun”) as an “empathy wall leaper.” When Hochschild asks... (full context)