AbstractWhat is the second shift? How do couples decide how to divide household labor? This lesson plan includes a brief lecture and class activity to present the gendered divison of household labor and provides and immersive simulation experience to demonstrate Arlie Hochschild’s concept of the second shift.
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Usage NotesI conducted the interviews "talk show" style (see PPT) to great impact. Conduct this however it feels right for you. You could do a simple interviewing of peers, model it as a qualitative in-depth interview, or as a journalist or reporter. Additionally, you can change the conditions on the time-
use diary as you see fit or give half the class a...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Identify key sociological concepts (the second shift).
- Relate sociological concepts to historical, current, and personal events (men's and women's historical trends on the division of labor, current rhetoric around the division of labor, and any personal connections).
- Be able to critically engage with sociological and academic sources (PEW graphs and Hochschild's analysis).
- Written reflection with partner
- Class discussion
- Exam question (example multiple choice option offered)