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Hur påverkar machismo kvinnors liv i Mexico?

Boman, Tinna LU (2012) MRSG20 20121
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
Machismo is a construction of masculinity and a gender ideology found in varying degrees within the Latin American societies, stating the superiority of the man by enhancing and overvaluing certain stereotypically masculine traits said to be nature-given. Being the hegemonic masculinity of Mexico specifically – and having been so for a long period of time although its definite origin has yet to be determined – it persists on many levels, oftentimes unnoticed. To this day, it continues to have a vast influence on the gender roles and power structures of the Mexican society. The purpose of this essay is to examine how machismo impacts the everyday lives – and subsequently the rights and freedoms – of the women in Mexico within the private... (More)
Machismo is a construction of masculinity and a gender ideology found in varying degrees within the Latin American societies, stating the superiority of the man by enhancing and overvaluing certain stereotypically masculine traits said to be nature-given. Being the hegemonic masculinity of Mexico specifically – and having been so for a long period of time although its definite origin has yet to be determined – it persists on many levels, oftentimes unnoticed. To this day, it continues to have a vast influence on the gender roles and power structures of the Mexican society. The purpose of this essay is to examine how machismo impacts the everyday lives – and subsequently the rights and freedoms – of the women in Mexico within the private sphere of their homes as well as in their public lives. Additionally, I intend to examine in what aspects machismo can be viewed as positive and negative respectively according to the Mexican women judging by their everyday experiences thereof. This will be done by dividing each sphere into relevant sub-chapters, constituting perhaps the most typical proofs of machismo’s impact on women’s lives. (Less)
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author
Boman, Tinna LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSG20 20121
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
marianismo, gender roles, gender studies, Mexico, machismo, Human rights, women's rights, mänskliga rättigheter
language
Swedish
id
2596442
date added to LUP
2012-09-25 14:09:36
date last changed
2014-09-04 08:27:38
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  abstract     = {Machismo is a construction of masculinity and a gender ideology found in varying degrees within the Latin American societies, stating the superiority of the man by enhancing and overvaluing certain stereotypically masculine traits said to be nature-given. Being the hegemonic masculinity of Mexico specifically – and having been so for a long period of time although its definite origin has yet to be determined – it persists on many levels, oftentimes unnoticed. To this day, it continues to have a vast influence on the gender roles and power structures of the Mexican society. The purpose of this essay is to examine how machismo impacts the everyday lives – and subsequently the rights and freedoms – of the women in Mexico within the private sphere of their homes as well as in their public lives. Additionally, I intend to examine in what aspects machismo can be viewed as positive and negative respectively according to the Mexican women judging by their everyday experiences thereof. This will be done by dividing each sphere into relevant sub-chapters, constituting perhaps the most typical proofs of machismo’s impact on women’s lives.},
  author       = {Boman, Tinna},
  keyword      = {marianismo,gender roles,gender studies,Mexico,machismo,Human rights,women's rights,mänskliga rättigheter},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Hur påverkar machismo kvinnors liv i Mexico?},
  year         = {2012},
}