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Arlie Russell Hochschild
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How do you feel about the author’s interactions with her interviewees? What are the major characterizing traits of these interactions?

Throughout the book the author interacts with individuals she seeks out because their opinions are different from her own. She tells their stories respectfully and comes to an understanding of how they arrive at their points of view, but then frequently relates facts seemingly refuting their stories. Should she have related more of these facts to them in person rather than to us? Would more pushback from her have been productive?

On what topics do you agree with the author? How about with the interviewees?

The author would probably admit that she is a conventional progressive, favoring generous welfare provisions, regulatory oversight, environmental protection, and social liberalism. Those she interviews for the most part favor the opposite on each of those matters, but there are those...

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