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ERIC Number: ED138851
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 25
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The Modularization of Women.
Peterson, Yen; Brockmann, C. Thomas
The standard classification of women's roles into the traditional, dual career, and single parent constellations is unnecessarily restrictive and stereotyping. These categories reflect neither the myriad of role choices facing women today, nor the forces shaping the resulting contexts. This paper focuses upon modules, the component task or activity sequences, which compose the total combination of roles played by members of heterogeneous and highly differentiated societies. Socialization and subsequent opportunities decreasingly channel women into a few constellations. Rather, depending upon her context, she may choose a number of modules to which she attaches varying degrees of commitment. Modules may be added or deleted and the degrees of commitment to each other may alter rapidly. In fact, the saliency of modules may be manipulated. Increasingly a woman's context, resources and interests, rather than allocation or selection of a core module, determine future module decisions, including degree of felt commitment to each. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society (St. Louis, Missouri, April 1976)