Patriarchy in the Caribbean Family Structure Essay by Master Researcher

Patriarchy in the Caribbean Family Structure
A discussion on historical challenges to patriarchy within a Caribbean family.
# 87134 | 1,350 words | 3 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Anthropology (Cultural) , Women Studies (Marriage)

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This paper discusses a Caribbean family structure and women's power vis-a-vis men. The paper also discusses matrifocal emphasis observed in many Caribbean families, but also the sway of stereotypes, and as these are constantly disproved in a varied and international Caribbean population.

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"Historical Challenges to Patriarchy in Caribbean Families. Introduction Patriarchy has been plain the many Caribbean families but historical factors also produce different presentations of masculinity, and a profound matrifocality as varied forces. This paper refers to a variety of sources to introduce the Caribbean family as often different from the so-called nuclear family that once prevailed in North America, or elsewhere in the West, as discussed by Luxton. (1995). One finds great variety in Caribbean families, and also, patterns alluded to that indicate a distinctive Caribbean history."

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