Marriage in Latin American Society Term Paper by Master Researcher

Marriage in Latin American Society
A look at the role of women and marriage in Latin American society.
# 36429 | 1,400 words | 5 sources | APA | 2002 | US

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The paper discusses how Latin Americans stress the importance of marriage and the family union and how marriage reflects on an individual's position in society. The paper explains that Latin Americans believe in maintaining their family values, and this is the reason why they look down upon divorce and cohabitation. The paper also relates that they believe in protecting their heritage from outsiders and so interracial marriages are discouraged.

From the Paper:

"Unfortunately, statistically representing marital status is not that simple. Besides being married or single, we have also seen that there are consensual unions that exist in Latin American societies. Being married of course means being bound together in the eyes of the church or the state. Consensual union is seen as a very stable one, and is actually done with the approval of the community. It does not have the approval of the state but lays importance in the people of the community accepting the union.
"A person who is separated is one who does not live any longer with his or her spouse. He is said to have been given the right to live separately, and this is not equivalent to divorce. Moreover, it is actually a step in that direction. This kind of person in no way is considered to be single, as the legal bonds of marriage have not been broken. Perhaps it is a step that gives the couple some time to think before taking the final step."

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