12.MexicanAmericanFamily

12.MexicanAmericanFamily - The Mexican American Family...

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The Mexican American Family March 21-23, 2011
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Women’s Work and Family Structure Women’s family responsibilities Housework Childcare Emotional nurturance Domestic division of labor: who does chores (male v. female) and the amount of time spent doing them Domestic division of labor reveals the amount of men’s control over women’s labor
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Women’s Work and Family Structure Family ideology: assumptions about proper men’s and women’s roles Family ideology often supports segregation of women in the labor market In the past, Mex-Am families were often viewed on the basis of a machismo model Machismo: a cultural principle of male dominance and age-based authority in decision-making
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Women’s Work and Family Structure Patriarchy A system of male dominance A complete segregation of roles within family An authoritative husband-father (breadwinner) A submissive wife-mother (homemaker) Women who remain in the home become economically
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