ANTA02H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Public Anthropology, Ethnography, Black Market
Men and women but especially men are victim of structure which they do not have control over and also their own culture. They are searching for respect: underground economy gives the most respect, the choices that they make the enforce the same structure they are trying to resist. The search of respect is also a search for a viable form masculinity: viable masculinity which is something that is possible to achieve, it is very difficult because the their values are based on rural values. Rural values are when men take care of the family and provide for the family: it is hard to take care of your family, Marginalized urban men cant replicate rural ideals of masculinity and family structure. The part of the reason that she can quit because she can become a good mother. She sloves her economic problem by entering the game room. Welfare is something that she is constantly worrying about.