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Unformatted text preview: Instructor: Aime Dechter Worksheet On Marital Ideologies, Conflict With Realities & Gender Strategies In The Second Shift. Instructions A definition of gender strategy is an attempt to implement ones gender ideology in daily life in the context of opportunities and constraints. Opportunities and constraints are formed by realities presented in real life. In Arlie Hochschilds The Second Shift , you read about several couples in which one or both spouses had a gender ideology that conflicted with the realities of his/her life in some way, as well as a couple whose gender ideologies faced conflicts and constraints at first but found a gender strategy to eliminate any actual conflict. There was also one couple whose ideology was consistent with the realities of their life. For the couples listed below please identify the gender ideology of the wife and husband in the second and third columns (i.e., Traditional, Egalitarian, or Transitional). In the fourth column, discuss what if any realities in the wifes and/or husbands life conflicted with her/his gender ideology. In the fifth column, discuss each of the gender strategies used by each individual in dealing with their gender ideology and the reality of their life. Be sure to discuss if and how the gender strategy was a result of one or more conflicts between their gender ideology and the constraints they faced in living only according to their gender ideology, and how the strategy affected the...
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