Chapter 6 Culture and Gender

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1. Androgyny
2. Women who consider themselves to be androgyny have a higher level of self acceptance than either feminine or masculine girls. For boys however a masculine not androgynous identity is associated with the higher level of self acceptance.
3. Asian families carried on traditional gender roles from their original culture. Asian females are often expected to bear the brunt of domestic duties to raise children, and to be "good" daughter-in-laws. Asian males often raised aloof and, unemotional, and authoritative, especially concerning familial issues. Some studies however have suggested a loosening of these rigid traditional gender roles for Asian American males and females. Although Asian American male may still appear as figurative head of the family in public in reality much decisionmaking power within the family in the private is held by the Asian American female head of the household.
4. Mexican American's traditional role is to provide for th children and take care of the home. Males were traditionally expected to fill the role of provider for the family. Machoism: incorporates many traditional expectations of the male gender role, such as being unemotional, strong , authoritative, and aggressive. This is decreasing women are increasingly sharing in decision making in the family as well as taking on a more direct role as provider though work outside the home. Adolescent males are still given more freedome outside the home than girls. This movement continues to place high value on the traditional role of wife and mother yet offers a wider interpretation of roles acceptable for Latinas.
5. Native Americans seem to depend heavily on patriarchal or matriarchal nature of the tribal culture of origin. In patriarchal or matriarchal nature of the tribal culture of origin.
1. Patriarchal: women assume primary responsibility for the welfare of the children and extended family members, but males of Mescalero Apache tribe often take responsibility for children when they are with their families. As with other ethnic groups the passage of time, increased interaction with people of other cultures and with mainstream American culture, and the movement toward urban living seems to have effected changes in these traditional values and expectations for Native American males and females.