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Unformatted text preview: \Short answers Question #1 The practice in question is the orienting of women to marry into a social position superior to their own. In a society concerned with the purity of blood, protecting the blood line and marrying into a higher social position purifies the blood. The two perspectives differ in that hypergamy is the practice of marrying a spouse of higher socio-economic status, whereas, casa chica refers to controlling women in a marriage to protect the blood line. With casa chica, one should marry a white woman and have an affair with a mulatto woman. The distinct meanings of this practice that each term embodies is that with hypergamy women marry higher and therefore “whiten” the bloodline which refers to casa chica. Short answers Question #2 Virgin of Guadalupe: message: "Listen and let it penetrate your heart...do not be troubled or weighed down with grief. Do not fear any illness or vexation, anxiety or pain. Am I not here who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not your fountain of life? Are you not in the folds of my mantle? In the crossing of my arms? Is there anything else you need?" My take on it: -Her message symbolizes protection to all mankind and all genders-She is seen as both a "gloriously submissive Mexican woman (gender inequality) and as a warrior or champion of Mexican interests (challenges gender inequality)."-In one aspect she is merely seen as a loving mother-- a female who partakes in domesticities adhering to the "traditional" role of a woman which plays into gender inequality. In another aspect she is seen as a protector, a champion, who looks out for everyone alike. She takes on more of a masculine characteristic. Short answers Question #3 The cultural reason for Latin Americas lack of economic performance is that the people work only for what they need to have to survive and are not accustomed to luxury therefore they do not realize the productivity that could be accomplished. Also technology isn’t as update to date as America, and the people cannot come together to unify in a specific cause. The governments do not give the people an incentive for their work therefore the people do not take as much pride in their jobs. In order to fix this the government needs to appeal to the lower class more by rewarding the workers efforts in a way that will encourage productivity....
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- Spring '08