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Ch 7 Notes In Search of Respect

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Maggie Cummings

Chapter 7: Families and Children in Pain ANTA02 Psychological and Psychiatric explanations of people in El Barrio ignores political economic and cultural context o Historical unequal power relations around class, ethnicity, gender and sexual categories o Psychological explanations usually use white middle class participants Mothers still have exclusive responsibility of motherhood, but have much more individual freedom o Some are unwilling to compromise freedom for motherhood, leading to abuse and neglect Structural problems of poverty, segregation and gender power relations are not addressed by politicians o Need affordable day care, job training and employment referral services are hard to come by for poor women Street Cultures Children Children have difficult life because they witness a lot of violence and drugs Makes it easy for them to become criminals, drug addicts or pregnant The author enjoyed how children played so freely in the streets and the public affection given to children o When he went to middle class homes, people didnt give the authors child this affection Class and racial boundaries were obvious when guars would follow author and the kids he brought from East Harlem Kids internalize self-destruction and then take charge and administer their own self- destruction Crackhouses are often the only place where there is heating and air conditioning, and is most popular social spot in El Barrio Candys son junior began as runner for Primo and later became lookout, had already was arrested once and was beginning to look like drug dealer even though he refused to use drugs www.notesolution.com
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