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Chapter 8

In Search of Respect: Ch. 8 Notes

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Maggie Cummings

Chapter 8 Vulnerable Fathers ANTA02Fathers not being around is not the biggest problem for children its poverty o Fathers in inner city are often abusiveRural household with male parent working cant be continued because there arent any jobs o Dont have protection of familyor communityIdealized jibaro lifestyle rejects people with power in US societyRespect and dignity conflict with historical colonial dependency migration urbanization and ghettoizationStreet culture of entry level labor and underground economy force people into poverty and violenceCelebrating Paternal Powerlessness Men focus their energy on underground economy where they can have masculine dignity through promiscuity violence and substance abuseThey channel their failure to establish a nuclear family to other thingsPrimo made up for his inability to support his children traditionally masculine responsibility by becoming a womanizerMost men had idea for sex role that only men are allowed to be promiscuousEddie Caesars cousin believed having many women was a way of making them feel free even though they were poor and oppressedMasculinity in Historical Crisis Ray and people as old as him had more traditional Puerto Rican Jibaro views of family
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