Oral history is a major aspect on the Mexican culture, which contributes to the truth of how history in the United States actually happened. Many stories embody the cultural aspects of Mexican-Americans and their struggles with living in a discriminatory society. Stories like With
Cultural identity, the identity or feeling of belonging to a group, but what does that mean for people? For many of people their cultural identity it describes who they are, their heritage, and who they are as a person. For Pat Mora she has been torn between her cultural identity; she is not accepted by their of her cultures. Frida Kahlo is torn between her home, Mexico, and her current residence, the U.S.A.. While Frida Kahlo and Pat Mora identify as Mexican for their cultural identity, Mora describes wanting to be accepting by both of her cultures, while Frida wants to go home to her true culture.
I fit into the Hispanic community through the experiencing the culture first hand ,participating in traditions and planning to include my culture in my future. As hispanics we like to celebrate a lot, we celebrate some of the same holidays as other cultures. During Christmas time we make posadas which is half religious and half celebrating , we recreate Mary and Joseph’s pilgrimage to Bethlehem .When we finish with that part we start with the party half which we celebrate with food and piñatas. As Hispanics we really do believe in traditions, during christmas time we like to make big parties all our family and friends get together to celebrate we make some traditional food like tamales, punch ,buñuelos and many other food . We also have our own traditions, when I go to Mexico in the end of July we go to a celebration which is called Santana all the people
Who would have thought that two people from different ages and periods of time would have something in common? Victor Villaseñor, a Mexican author, and Malala Yousafzai, a teenage female activist, both dealt with constant spirit crushers; however, they still managed to have a gritty attitude and growth mindsets. In addition to having grit, they also have a growth mindset.
When growing up, one can second guess their beliefs and who they are. This usually happens when people are introduced to other ideas. This helps them create their own identity, and solidify who they are and their beliefs. This can lead to even more opinions in societies with more cultural syncretism which leads to clashing between religious and cultural ideals. In the novel “Bless me, Ultima”, Rudolfo Anaya uses the cultural and religious syncretism in the society of New Mexico to display juxtaposition between the Luna and Márez, as well as Catholicism and the Golden Carp, to help Antonio solidify and change his beliefs, displaying the consequences and results of cultural syncretism.
Masculinity/femininity and Mexican Culture In the Mexican family, "familismo" describes family pride, loyalty, and sense of belonging. The need for survival strengthens the familial bond, because the problem of one becomes a problem for the entire family. Despite the collectivist view of "all for one, and one for all," a distinct definition of roles is in existence within the family, with an authoritative husband-father who ideally is the breadwinner and a submissive wife-mother who cares for the home and rears the children (Kras, 1995). This statement describes the Mexican culture's belief in Mexican male superiority (machismo). Hofstede (1983) labeled this dimension: "masculinity versus femininity" and found Mexico to be "masculine" with male and female roles clearly
The term basic here is used to denote the required space and freedom that the Mexican Americans required while living in the U.S. to practice their culture. This is because to the American people the Mexican American were all part of a broader cultural group called the Hispanics. The rationale for this was that they were all colonized by the Spanish powers or was directly influenced by the Spanish culture. The cultural border that existed between the Hispanics and the general American culture, which was at that time dominated by White Anglo-Americanism, was very wide. The American culture was not tolerant as all American policies and society’s unspoken rules did not allow the free integration of the Hispanics with the greater American culture.
In the essay "Children of Mexico," the author, Richard Rodriguez, achieves the effect of relaying his bittersweet feeling regarding how Mexicans stubbornly hold on to their past and heritage by not only relaying many personal experiences and images, but also by using an effective blend of formal and informal tone and a diction that provides a bittersweet tone. Among the variety of ways this is done, one is through repetitive reference to fog. The word is used many times in the essay, especially in segments relating to Mexican-Americans returning to Mexico for the winter. One of the more potent uses reads as follows: "The fog closes in, condenses, and drips day and night from the bare limbs of trees. And my mother looks out the kitchen window and cannot see the neighbor's house."
The movie also challenges the criteria because it is a film directed by a non-Chicano, Herbert Biberman, but that inadequacy was compensated since most of the actors were local Mexican-American union associates who had experience and direct involvement in the historical fight for their rights. I chose this film because it showed how hard the union workers and families worked in fighting racial injustices, and because it inspired myself to move forward with strong ideologies and pride. 2. Stereotyping in mass media was an important concern of Chicana/o media activists because it imprinted a demeaning label by only casting Chicana/o actors with "minor roles: villains, sidekicks, temptresses, where their main function is to provide the protagonists, typically a handsome white
Similarities and Difference between American and Mexican Cultures Have you ever wondered what your cultural background is? Today not too many of us could answer that question without having to stop and think about our answer. I am going to talk about the similarities and difference that can be found between the American and Mexican cultures when it comes to our traditions, values and beliefs. Traditions are the handing down of information from one generation to the next generation it could be on how certain ceremonies are performed, to how and when past generations planted crops and how they celebrated different holidays. Cultural values mean what is accepted and unaccepted, these values can be different from culture to culture.
I propose that a significant majority of maquiladora unions maintained a strong relationship with the Mexican State and were nearly to the interests of the capital, therefore unions have been able to defend the worker rights, and explains the presence of independent trade unions and transnational organizations as alternative practices of defense. In the beginning of this chapter, I describe how works the Mexican unionism in order to understand the trade unions in the Mexican maquiladoras as a complex relationship among traditional unions, independent unions, worker coalitions, and transnational solidarity networks. In the next section, I explain the unionism in the northern border region, especially in the states of Tamaulipas, Coahuila, Chihuahua,
Cultural beliefs affect strongly most of the facets of societies. Indeed, institution shape their ideas over the cultural principles of their dominant societies (Tang, 2011, p.148). This research analyzes the cultural beliefs of Texan community echoed on Texas Revolution historical museum websites attains the objective of giving an accessible scene to explain this case study. The San Jacinto Museum of History, the Star of the Republic Museum, the Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site, the Gonzales Memorial Museum, the Fannin Battleground State Historic Site, the Presidio La Bahia and Fannin Memorial, the San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site, the Monument Hill/Kreische Brewery State Historic Sites, the George Ranch Historical Park, and the Alamo
For instance Mexicans are from Mexico while people from Argentina are Argentinian and not just group as “Mexican”. Hispanic people tend to be very traditional with their beliefs for Holidays like “Day of the Dead” and girls “quinceaneras”. They believe that while it is okay to embrace new traditions you have to keep the old. It is considered respectful and the right thing to do. Another thing about Hispanic culture is that they enjoy family time and take pride in their
Admittedly, Texas has endeavored through difficult times in the past when dealing with other countries about the frontier lines and conflicts about the statehood. After gaining independence from Spain, Texas was admitted into the United States to only later secede from the Union fifteen years later. Although, Texas received much of its rugged fashioned of being an individualistic state from the many subcultures that pertain to the diverse communities around Texas. Subsequently, when viewing Texan’s characteristics, they seem to represent not only an individualistic attitude, but also a traditionalistic sense. These subcultures seem to represent the pride and honor within Texans; the history of being a lone star state affected the mentality