Mexico - People of Mexican Heritage Global/Macro Colorful clothing Beaches Pyramids Mayan Ruins Illegal emigration Spicy foods Overview Inhabited

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People of Mexican Heritage
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Global/Macro Colorful clothing Beaches Pyramids Mayan Ruins Illegal emigration Spicy foods
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Overview, Inhabited Localities & Topography
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Spanish, Aztec, Mayan, Inca >100,000,000 pop. >20,000,000 in Mexico City
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U.S. and Mexico Border disputes Great migration – 1900 to 1930 Fastest growing ethnic pop.
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Migration & Economic Factors Catholic religion Limited employment opportunity 2.5 million undocumented 1.5 million apprehended Live in poverty, pessimistic about their future & less educated.
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Educational Status & Occupations Farming, ranching, mining, oil production, construction, landscaping and domestic employment. Seasonal migrant workers.
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Educational Status & Occupations Avg. 5 years, 9 years required. High school education out of reach. 57% of adults have H.S. degree (88.4). Academic degrees, job titles = respect Good manners, family and lineage.
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Communication
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Dominant Languages & Dialects 2nd largest Spanish-speaking country 54 indigenous >500 dialects Differing meanings of words. Translators avoid slang.
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Dominant Languages & Dialects High-pitched, loud and rate. Apocopation – dropped vowels ¿Cómo es usted? ¿Cómesusted?
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Cultural Communication Patterns Cues Paraphrase Simple sentences Repeat for clarity Avoid use of idioms Repeat back
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Cultural Communication Patterns Friendly (Personalismo) Respect (Respeto) Directing questions to dominant member of group.
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Cultural Communication Patterns Inner beliefs, feelings, & emotions Conversation important Loud Disorganized
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Cultural Communication Patterns Touch, embrace, visitors Handshake Backslapping, smiling, and affirmative nods. Humor Sustained eye contact
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Temporal Relationships Present Oriented Financially Manana Preventative health care & immunizations Time Relative Deadlines, Commitments Punctuality (One cannot be late for an appointment, one can only arrive late.)
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Temporal Relationships Time Clock May not own a clock Tell time Appointments Listen for cues Negotiate
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Format for Names La Senorita Olga Gaborra de Rodriguez Gaborra = Father’s surname Rodriguez = Mother’s surname de indicates possession La Senora Olga Guiterrez de Gaborra y Rodriguez Guiterrez = Husband’s surname y = and
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Format for Names Names for elders Don and Dona Dona Guiterrez Formality Using first name
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Family Roles & Organizations
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Patriarchal Machismo Having children = virility Decisions within home and health Devoted mothers Great respect
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Prescriptive Behaviors for Highly valued Closely protected Leave home Godparents - padrinos Respect Physical punishment
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course NURS 226 taught by Professor Fuller during the Spring '09 term at South Carolina.

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Mexico - People of Mexican Heritage Global/Macro Colorful clothing Beaches Pyramids Mayan Ruins Illegal emigration Spicy foods Overview Inhabited

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