My previous neighbors that moved from Texas lived with their extended family. They lived in a patrilocal family structure. Everything was surrounded by the grandfather, father, and uncles. They were the only people in my neighborhood that I knew of that lived with extended family. Since they were not from around the Chicago area, I understood that their culture and norms were different than what I was used to.
Remaining ancestors are said to have immigrated at various times prior to the 20th century. English is the only language spoken in my family for many generations; the last German-speaking or Irish speaking ancestors are unknown. My mother was born and raised in Northern Virginia near Washington DC, but has lived in California for over three decades. Her family remained in Virginia. My father is a native Californian who spent his entire life in the Monterey/Salinas area.
I will compare them with the four types of love, Storge, Eros, Philios and Agae. Love of Family: The love I have for my family is known as Storge love. Storge love means family affection. Storge talks about family affection between family members. There is a certain sense of family affection that you have for one another because you are of the same family.
The barangays often remained constrained to itself, although they made allies with other barangays and this decision was often based off of the relations of the parents of the previous barangay leaders (Rodell 28). Thi... ... middle of paper ... ...Winston, 1906. Print. Francia, Luis. A History of the Philippines: From Indios Bravos to Filipinos.
am not sure of the traditional family definition which was suggested as a fairly modern invention. Family used to have, historically, a much broader meaning which I still follow in my own way. To me, family is those entire cognate to you, not just your parents, siblings, and children. It includes aunts and uncles and the multitude of cousins that many people have. To me there is no moiety or second and third, they are just family.
It has been taught to the younger generation, but since they socialize with different races in school and life in general, the trend is fading out (Nasser). The majority of both families have received their diploma, if not their G.E.D. Even Marie (my grandmother on my Father’s side) was married and pregnant before she graduated high school 1957. The general consensus for why it was important to finish high school was because “you have to finish what you start”. My family didn’t drop out to work a farm but they didn’t go to college either, in fact some thought higher education was a bad thing.
Originally, I was born in San Antonio, Texas to my parents Tammy and Richard Hernandez on August 25, 1998. My family moved to Pearsall once I was about 1 year old so that we could live closer to family and that my parents could work without having to leave me alone with a babysitter, instead leaving me with my grandparents. Living at my grandparents’ house was just like any traditional Hispanic household, except we mainly spoke English only learning a few words in Spanish. By traditional Hispanic household I mean lots of people in a relatively small house, the kitchen being the heart of the home, and the elders in the house being the most revered and respected. Having been raised in Pearsall, Texas in the late 90s has allowed me to live a small town life while still experiencing city life, having been born in and still living close to San Antonio, establish a close relationship with my extended family, and getting to experience public school in a close community.
Family is often the first form of socialization an individual gets. It occurs even before daycare, formal schooling, and peer influence. Family also affects an individual’s life opportunities by racial/ethnic history and socioeconomically history. My family is relatively small compared to most. As of August 2015 all of my great grandparents have passed away, leaving just three generation alive.
Being that I was raised on a farm, the closest town to us was Herman. This town consisted of around four hundred people who were mostly white. This did not influence me to become a diversified person. Knowing and associating with mostly white people only allowed me to see their perspective on issues across our globe. My pre/K-12 education was in schools that had only a limited amount (1%-10%) of racial desegregation.
Almost every minivan has the stick-figure family in the bottom left corner on the back window that shows their family. Yet, it seems that every family consist of a father, mother, kids, and maybe a pet or two. One virtually never sees any variation of a ‘family’. The two men with the adopted daughter, the single mother with a handful of kids, and the lone college student with her dog. An image of a family is limited in the current mindset; it is the average family that is seen when the term is spoken, never the true form of family.