Describe characteristics of spousal responsibility to the family unit, including how to balance work and family. Synthesize family roles with ideals of husband roles, considering gender stereotypes and how gender roles change.
Chapter 8 (IRMF) – Work, Family Roles, and Material Resources:
Intimate Relationships, Marriages, and Families (IRMF)
By: Nancy Stinnett; Nick Stinnett; Mary Kay DeGenova; F. Philip Rice
Publisher: Oxford University Press eText ISBN: 9780190278601, 0190278609
1956 Ideal Husband: attached file
30 Ways to be a Better Husband: attached file
Mommy Wars: https://youtu.be/r9_byiJcuiE
a. Compare the 1956 ideal husband and the 30 ways to be a better husband lists – select five (5) items from each list and explain why each item stands out for you (you are reviewing ten total items – five from each list).
i. Make sure to compare the items from the two different periods of American culture.
ii. Consider how these husband roles connect to family needs.
b. Looking at the 10 ways in which successful families balance work and family (Ch8 IRMF) evaluate how the above characteristics work towards successful family households.
i. Consider how gender roles (Ideal Husband & Mommy Wars) play out in making for successful families – keep in mind this may include defying gender stereotypes.
ii. Also consider jobs/career, and how they relate to successful family units.
should be a minimum of 250 words and no longer than 500 words. The quotations are not considered part of your 250 words here.