Monthly Archives: August 2013

An Introduction to a Cultural Value, Respeto (Respect)

This week I am going to continue the discussion of Latino culture by presenting the cultural value of respeto. Before beginning, I would like to remind you that not all Latinos hold the cultural value of respeto and that the … Continue reading

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Presenting machismo and marianismo in the classroom. A brief overview

Now that I have presented an idea of what both marianismo and machismo are (or are not) as well as the impact they can have on health and well-being, I would like to offer some possible ways to introduce these … Continue reading

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Teaching Culture: Marianismo (Part 2)

Given the description of marianismo in the last post, I am sure you can imagine some of the health repercussions that come from upholding this belief. Evelyn Stevens (1973) states regarding marianismo that “no self-denial is too great for the … Continue reading

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Teaching Culture: Marianismo (Part 1)

Marianismo is a part of Latin American culture that is often ignored due to the major focus placed on machismo. However, only teaching on machismo is akin to just telling half of a story, leaving out important pieces that help … Continue reading

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Teaching Culture: The Effect of Machismo on Health and Well-being

In the last post, I discussed some characteristics (positive and negative) of machismo. However, it is not enough to only explain the culture of machismo to students in Spanish for Healthcare Professionals courses. It is also very important to demonstrate … Continue reading

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