Strangers in Their Own Land

Strangers in Their Own Land

by

Arlie Russell Hochschild

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The allegiance to political party above all else, which has become a central force in contemporary polarized American political culture. It has grown to such an extent that it “now beats race as the source of divisive prejudice.”

Partyism Quotes in Strangers in Their Own Land

The Strangers in Their Own Land quotes below are all either spoken by Partyism or refer to Partyism. 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.
Preface Quotes

We, on both sides, wrongly imagine that empathy with the “other” side brings an end to clearheaded analysis when, in truth, it’s on the other side of the bridge that the most important analysis can begin.

Related Characters: Arlie Russell Hochschild (speaker), Sharon Galicia
Page Number: xiii
Explanation and Analysis:
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
Explanation and Analysis:
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Partyism Term Timeline in Strangers in Their Own Land

The timeline below shows where the term Partyism appears in Strangers in Their Own Land. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1 – Traveling to the Heart
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Hochschild notes that “partyism” (prejudice based on political party) is now the greatest dividing line in American society. Americans... (full context)