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Control of education
19th century control passes from RCC to the state.
Formal Education
Little formal schooling, reserved for elite only.
Illiteracy
Problems in eliminating it:
Pop. growth; Many languages.
Literacy Rate
60%
Compadre (co-father)
Godparents.
Act as additional parents.
Security for children if orphaned. Treated with respect.
Extended family
Present among upper classes.
Familism
Family centered life.
Emphasis on family privacy. Family provides: protection, security, identity.
Inter-class Marriage
Generally discouraged.
Interracial Marriage
More common than in US.
Last Names
Both surnames kept after marriage.
Marriage
Heavy RCC influence.
Strong parent role. Types: Church; civil; consensual union.
Nuclear Family
Predominant, logical labor unit in rural areas.
Patriarchal
Man dominates family, wife considered husband’s property. Strong European influence.
Women of Middle Class
Educated women can be emancipated from patriarchal life.
Fetish
Object that is believed to transmit power.
Slaves
Religion brought from Africa
Voodoo
Belief in sorcery & fetishes. Prevalent in Haiti.
Native American Religions:
Many spirits and a supreme being.
Animism
Belief that objects have spirits.
Catholic similarities
Such as monotheism helped conversion
Countries where African-influenced religion is still practiced
Mexico, Andes, Brazil
Cultural shock
Spanish contempt for Indian faith &
meaning in African religious influence
All aspects of life & natural events have religious meaning.
Machismo
Exaggerated masculinity & pride.
Liberation Theology
Controversial, Church supported political activism towards social justice & human rights.