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
Hispanic and American Food Traditions The type of food that we eat is influenced by the countries and people that were once settled down in the land that we live on. Those from the past generation help influenced the way that we live and the food that we eat. Each region has their very own dishes of food that represent their uniqueness and own touch of their country.
My Personal Experience In the passage "The Unexpected Life Lessons of Mexican Food" the author Armando Montano talks about how he's felt the push and pull of growing up biracial in America. The author continues to talk about how he struggles with his family calling him two different races for example his Mexican side of the family calls him white and the other side calls him "wexican." Later on Montano speaks on an encounter that happened at a hotel that included his father and him being racially denied a room. Through all of these experiences, Montano learns how to cope with being biracial by cooking.
The husbands are expected to be the providers for the family (Understanding the Hispanic Culture). The wives are expected to teach tradition and religious values while also running the household (Hispanics and Latinos). Where as in the American culture the man is known as the “bread winner” however all are equal. When spouses are having troubles, both cultures believe divorce is an okay option, however it is more common in the American culture. (American Behavior).
Religion is big in Mexico and according to gobalsecurity an online article, 88% of the population identified themselves as Roman Catholicism and 5 % of the population identified themselves as Protestants and Evangelicals. The values of the Mexican people are always around the family. Families are usually large in Mexico and are very conscious of the responsibilities to immediate family members and extended family such as cousins and even close friends. Whenever Mexicans host parties, they make visitors feel welcomed and comfortable which is a large part of the customs and values of the country. The Mexican people believe that any important decision within the family should be taken after all members in the family had their voice heard.
The family is huge, food is amazing, morals are advised, and as family we are culturally different. When it comes to family size my fathers (Mexican) side is massive. My dad came from a family of 9. I know this number sounds ridiculous and out of control but in Mexico you need a big family to survive. See my dad came from the bottom, he dropped out of middle
I asked lisa about indigenous foods she ate, and she said that fried food is big in hispanic culture, for example, Pastelillos, Pastelles, Pernil, and Spanish rice and beans. This is somewhat similar to my culture, we also eat a lot of fried foods. I also asked lisa about her holidays in hispanic culture. Lisa said that she celebrates Three Kings Day, celebrated on January 6th, to celebrate the birth of Jesus and remember the three kings who honored him with gifts. Also, she said she has family traditions.
A cultural system is as robust as it is open to the outside and engages in exchange, cross-reference, and hybridization. It is the fear of others that confines people within their habits, preventing their knowledge of diversity, and causing them to reject what is not customary. Diet is one of the elements of social life most sensitive to changes in the surrounding context. Migration has always produced innovations and transformations in indigenous food traditions. Suffice it to consider the spread of tomatoes, potatoes, tea, and coffee in the dietary habits of Europeans to understand the transformations that have occurred through trade and the movement of people and things.
Before the 1960s many social science disciplines utilized cultural determinist paradigms as their framework for knowledge production. For example, in “The Anthropology and Sociology of the Mexican-Americans,” Octavio Ignacio Romano describes how anthropologists and sociologists used the concept of Traditional Culture to explain the history of Mexican Americans. According to Romano, this concept “deal[s] with human beings only as passive containers and retainers of culture,” which posits Mexican Americans are ahistorical people (“The Anthropology” 26). Therefore, in using this theoretical lens Romano argues social science scholars not only erase the history of Mexican Americans but also perpetuate the idea that Mexican American culture is deficient and prohibits their progress. For example, he criticizes Ruth Tuck along with other sociologists and anthropologists for describing Mexican Americans as fatalistic people who adjust to their problems, instead of making an effort to overcome them (“The Anthroplogy” 29).
so when you hear someone say “who wants mexican food” what is the first thing that comes into your mind? Tacos? Burritos? Nachos? , If so then you don't know anything about actual mexican food , actual mexican foods would be Churros , churros are the most common mexican dessert or “sweet”.
I’m the first generation of my family to be Mexican -American, but I have been introduced to the Mexican culture since I was born. I appreciate the difficulties my parents have faced to make me the person that I am today even though I wasn’t born in Mexico my parents have taught me the language and the culture which I’m so proud of being part of. For others being Hispanic is actually being born in any Latin American countries which is not true at all. Being Hispanic is much more than my cultural background it actually describes how much I appreciate my culture and how I get to experience things other people don’t. 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.
Collin Brennan Professor Warner Freshman Tutorial 30 October, 2015 The mestizo recipes are famous for the combination of new and old world spices to make famous food. Que Vivan Los Tamales: Food and the Making of Mexican Identiy by Jeffrey Pilcher uses food to discuss the history of Mexico. Pilcher ties connections between the history of food and Mexico’s developing national identity. The book never really has a central thesis.
As soon as we sit down bless the food, the load house of Mexicans soon enough becomes very quiet and all you can hear is the chewing of everyones tamale. I truly believe that tamales unite us all and remind us the importance of god, family, and love. We might not see each other a lot through out the year but everyone anxiously awaits christmas to celebrate family and
Mexican-Americans are the largest Hispanic group representing nearly 50 percent of the total Hispanic population and is the largest minority population in the U.S. (comprising 31.8 million). A record 33.7 million Hispanics of Mexican origin resided in the United States in 2012, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by Pew Research Center. By far the largest segment of the Hispanic population (61.2%) is of Mexican origin and resides primarily in the southwestern states of California, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico. Mexicans are by far the largest Hispanic-origin population in the U.S., accounting for nearly two-thirds (64%) of the U.S. Hispanic population in 2012(Gonzales, Applewhite, & Barrera, 2015).
He explained that for people that don’t have the same culture, this food might be uncommon, however, it is not uncommon for the people of Oaxaca. According to Aguirre and Tuner in their chapter “Ethnicity and Ethnic Relations,” minority groups are single out living on unequal treatment, thus, becoming objects of discrimination. For example, one of the minority groups