A 43-year-old homemaker who lives as an “obedient Christian wife” to her husband Heath along with their two children and dogs in a wealthy suburb of Lake Charles. Jackie grew up in a toxic family environment but found her way out through faith in God, and she copes with Louisiana’s literally toxic environment through the same renunciation of control that she credits with all her successes. She showed Hochschild the three smaller houses where she previously lived and believes that she was rewarded with the American Dream precisely because she decided not to covet a wealthier lifestyle. She exemplifies the Worshipper subtype of the endurance self.
Jackie Tabor Quotes in Strangers in Their Own Land
The Strangers in Their Own Land quotes below are all either spoken by Jackie Tabor or refer to Jackie Tabor. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the The New Press edition of Strangers in Their Own Land published in 2016.).
Chapter 11 Quotes
Jackie's lesson ran counter to the deep story; one shouldn't wish too much for what seems like the next step toward the American Dream. That was grabbing. On the other hand, she had struggled hard emotionally not to grab for it.
Jackie Tabor Character Timeline in Strangers in Their Own Land
The timeline below shows where the character Jackie Tabor appears in Strangers in Their Own Land. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 11 – The Worshipper: Invisible Renunciation
...Horizon fire burning in 2010 but never worried about its effects on his food, and Jackie shows Hochschild a picture of her ten-year-old son featured in a children’s fishing magazine. (full context)
...to Him.” She credits all her successes in life to that single moment of realization. Jackie contrasts great figures like President Lincoln, who are hidden in the past, with Jesus, who... (full context)
Chapter 12 – The Cowboy: Stoicism
...a series of dangerous jobs and “hates environmentalists.” If Janice is a Team Loyalist and Jackie is a Worshipper, Hochschild explains, then Donny is a Cowboy: he “came to endurance […]... (full context)
Chapter 14 – The Fires of History: The 1860s and the 1960s
Chapter 15 – Strangers No Longer: The Power of Promise
...backed Trump. Janice Areno and Donny McCorquodale were ardent supporters; Mike Schaff preferred Ted Cruz. Jackie Tabor, Harold and Annette Areno, Sharon Galicia and others Hochschild encountered were worried about Trump’s... (full context)
Chapter 16 – “They Say There Are Beautiful Trees”