Much of the economic sector within the community is agricultural based. Many Mexican-American in the early 20th century were braceros and vaqueros. Vikki Ruiz mention the Economic status of Mexicans, and states, “Pushed by the economic and political chaos generated by the Mexican Revolution and lured by jobs in U.S. agribusiness and industry, they settled into existing barrios and forged new communities both in the Southwest and the Midwest” (Ruiz, p.265). these communities were build on the economic opportunity available of migration.
However there is an unbalance representation of the word macho itself. The negative contructs sided to the alpha male that usually known to be _________ while the positive depict the men who are connected to the family and who is bound to the responsibility of protecting their family. Compare to the old times, Mexican me are no longer to the knitted to the stereotyped macho. Due to the ever changing gender categories that are variously defined nowadays, men and women are now thinking outside the box and enable development to take place. As discussed by Guttman,
For instance it is considered a man’s responsibility to ask a woman out and be the forerunner when it comes to being romantic. In such a scenario it is the man who has to deal with rejection and embarrassment. But of course that is just a part of being this gentleman society expects you to be. However we do feel the same emotions as women and this expectation just heaps on the pressure. Another aspect of being a gentleman is being kind, well-mannered and chivalrous to say the least.
Calpurnia is seen both by Atticus and the reader as more than just a housekeeper and a cook; she is a part of the family and fills in the role of a mother to Jem and Scout by helping raise them alongside Atticus. Atticus deeply cherishes Calpurnia’s efforts of taking care of the children. With her doting attitude, yet, strict disciplinary, Calpurnia treats both Scout and Jem as she would her own children. Furthermore, this following quote proves that fatherhood is indeed an arduous and burdensome role as Atticus says these following words. Without Calpurnia by his side, Atticus would have found fatherhood even more of a demanding role without a wife by his side to help support and take care of the family, as well as raise his children to grow
I come from a Mexican family which has had a lot of influences on my decision making. Coming from a Mexican family everything is typically traditional, as in marriage first, and then children and then managing staying married… it’s looked down upon a lot to get divorced. Growing up it was also engraved in my mind to be an independent woman, respect my elders, family values, and to always treat other the way you’d want to be treated.
For example, the Mexican people are a strong group of people who center their lives more around family rather than being an individual. Major decisions are made by the elders of a particular family such as grandfathers or father. However, sometimes the elders will seek the opinions of others to obtain the best possible response. Mexican people often tend to share the same career, and hobbies with their immediate family and friends. In my community, we have a large group of condominiums.
The Latino culture places high value on family and relationships as the most important units of support, which contradicts the U.S. cultural value of individualism and self-sufficiency (Garcia et al., 2005). Familism, which refers to the feelings of loyalty, reciprocity, and solidarity towards members of the family, especially elders, serves as a protective factor for immigrant families as it is associated with prosocial behavior, lack of child abuse, and psychological well-being (Altschul and Lee, 2011; Arbona et al., 2010; Caplan, 2007; Ferrari, 2002; Sabina et al., 2015). Ferrari (2002) administered a demographic questionnaire and seven scales and checklists to 150 Latino, African American, and Caucasian parents. Findings showed that fathers who held familism in low regard were more likely to use physical punishment to discipline their children than fathers who valued familism more highly.
Men were given privilege in society and were seen as the ideal figure. Woman rights and involvement in education and key aspects in society was very limited. As previous stated laws of society and common law were restricted to woman and added more to the dominance of men. This was especially seen in the legality of woman. It was necessary for woman to be followed by men at all costs and have a male guard.
The man was in command of the family and he was to teach them and provide for them as best he could. The rights for women were finally recognized, but even so they were inferior to men. Girls ' marriages were arranged, but they could own property, and if they were a weaver they were held in high respect. Social classes were more easily seen. In order of highest to lowest these are the classes: Ruler’s Family, military, government roles, scribes, artisans, healer, serfs, and lastly slaves and criminals.
It was nice to find out about the Aztec and how powerful they was and how the try to make sure that their world was always in balance. But it was a shame to learn that they sacrifice their people so much Their beautiful cities was loved by the Spaniards, but I wonder why they just respect the Aztec culture. I feel you have to respect other people property and their way of life.
Although there are similarities between Mexican and American cultures based on Hofstede’s culture theory, culture differences are still exist between the two countries in terms of power distance, individualism vs. collectivism, and time management. Local employees tend to expect to be told what to do by supervisors and they try to manage a close long-term commitment to the organization (Hofstede Center, 2016). Often times, people promise that the tasks or assignments will be competed by a certain time, but their paces are usually slow. This is part of Mexican culture so the expats need to be better prepared and know what to expect (ExpatFocus, 2015). As the information we have collected, most Mexicans do speak some English, but Spanish is
What makes Nora Rodriquez a hero? Nora Rodriquez is a heroine because she stood up for Central American immigrants with using he job as resource tool to make Central Americans to become Mexicans citizen when they cant get the oppurtunity , so those immigrants look up to her for support and help. In the article " Honduran Entrepreneur Helps Central Americans Gain Legal Status in Mexico" by Mayela Sanchez, its states that "Rodriquez benefits economically from the services she offers, she also provides help and guidence to Central Americans they do not get anywhere". This evidence means , that Nora Roqriquez is able to help immigrants in any wayshe can from her job. Thos shows that Nora Rodriquezputs her self in another place more risky because
She retorts, however, that if she married him, he would be a success as well. Wives have great power over their spouse and their spouse’s success. While husbands are frequently recognized for their financial and political power, oftentimes it is the wives that truly secured their success. Wives are often viewed as submissive and weaker than their counterpart; however, their great influence over their spouse’s success seems to definitely suggest