Article: The Self in a Tlaxcalan Community Article Review

Article: The Self in a Tlaxcalan Community
Analyzes Brian P. Farley's article 'Anxious Conformity: Anxiety and the Sociocentric-Oriented Self in a Tlaxcalan Community' in "Ethos Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology".
# 144877 | 805 words | 1 source | MLA | 2005 | US


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Description:

This paper critiques an article 'Anxious Conformity: Anxiety and the Sociocentric-Oriented Self in a Tlaxcalan Community' by Brian P. Farley about socialization methods in a Mexican village. This article finds that the community suffers from increased stress and anxiety caused by this society's method of underscoring community solidarity, which may lead to increased stress. Next, the author cites that Farley identifies their methods of social control as sending conflicting messages. The paper states that, although Farley makes valid points, he is basing his conclusions on western standards.

From the Paper:

"One example of the enforcement of social control through socialization can be found in the story of Saint Bartolome, the patron saint of the village. Lauded for his commitment to the welfare of the village as a whole, his story is used by the community as a model of exemplary behavior. Saint Bartolome offered much assistance to the village. On several occasions the saint protected the village from invaders, and even caused enemy crops to fail in order to thwart potential conflict. By emulating Saint Bartolome's selfless, community-centered actions, the villagers feel they are honoring the saint."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Brian P. Farley "Anxious Conformity: Anxiety and the Sociocentric-Oriented Self in a Tlaxcalan Community", Ethos Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology, Thomas J. Csordas and Janis H. Jenkins, Editors, Vol. 26, No. 3, September 1998

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APA Format

Article: The Self in a Tlaxcalan Community (2010, October 14) Retrieved November 12, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/article-review/article-the-self-in-a-tlaxcalan-community-144877/

MLA Format

"Article: The Self in a Tlaxcalan Community" 14 October 2010. Web. 12 November. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/article-review/article-the-self-in-a-tlaxcalan-community-144877/>

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