A subtype of the endurance self, Worshippers believe fully in something outside themselves, which determines their priorities. Jackie Tabor embodies this type of self-understanding: she renounces her own desires in order to let God’s plan play out and defers to her husband because she believes this is the proper way for a Christian wife to behave. She mourns for the harmful effects of pollution but decides to accept it, renouncing her hope that the environment improves.
Worshipper Quotes in Strangers in Their Own Land
The Strangers in Their Own Land quotes below are all either spoken by Worshipper or refer to Worshipper. For each quote, you can also see the other terms 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.
Worshipper Term Timeline in Strangers in Their Own Land
The timeline below shows where the term Worshipper appears in Strangers in Their Own Land. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 10 – The Team Player: Loyalty Above All
Hochschild describes “three distinct expressions of this endurance self.” She calls these three varieties the Worshipper, the Cowboy, and the Team Loyalist. Each has their own kind of heroism, but they... (full context)
Chapter 11 – The Worshipper: Invisible Renunciation
Chapter 12 – The Cowboy: Stoicism
...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 […] through a celebration... (full context)
Chapter 13 – The Rebel: A Team Loyalist with a New Cause