Cultural Issues In Mexican American Culture

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Mexican-American Culture Mexico underwent a number of challenges during the second half of the 20th century. Some of them were related to politics and economics, but the others were directly linked with the social and cultural problems. These problems had many causes, such as religion, defensive attitude of some people toward the neighbor American culture and contradictions that the younger inhabitants of the country could not overlook. It caused still more problems on the personal level and on the level of a community. One of the main problems experienced by the author of “Mericans” and reflected there is discrimination of the women’s rights. The other is inter-cultural communication with…show more content…
In this article the author conducts a research based on the statistical data gathered over two years and comes to a conclusion that women in Morelos, Mexico have significantly higher risk of being abused during their pregnancy. The comparison with California, which is represented in the article, shows that this state has much lower rate of abuse against women. This research is important because it shows the extent of difference which exists between the cultures in the countries even today. Attitude toward women is undoubtedly rooted in the cultural specifics, and with the background of the first primary source such notions revealed as: low position of women in Mexico and significantly better gender-treatment situation in the USA.
The secondary source used in this paper is “Viva": Women and Popular Protest in Latin America by Sarah A. Radcliffe. This book offers a review of the historical change in Mexico in relation to the feminism movement largely caused by the discrimination. The third chapter (Women, Environment and Politics in Venezuela) provides an explanation of the social phenomenon of an extremely low role of women in Hispanic society. While the world was having a boom of feminism (especially the USA), Mexico still used old-fashioned beliefs about the weakness and unworthiness of the
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