Latino Culture And Hispanic Culture Essay

1951 Words May 16th, 2016 8 Pages
Latino/Hispanic/Chicano literature is revolved around the fact that family is important. The hispanic culture have many traditions that they follow and expect their kids to follow also. Family is really important in their culture because they feel as though family is forever. Family will be there for you when no one else will be, they will be going through the same struggle that you are, and will be there to guide you whenever you need guidance. The latino culture is also the same as that to the hispanic culture. In latino culture, children learn early the importance of a deep sense of family responsibility, rigid definitions of sex roles, and the male 's position of respect and authority in the family. Although some of the male 's authority appears to be relaxing, the woman 's role is redefined, women in the Hispanic/Latino American culture continue to occupy a subordinate position. Fathers have prestige and authority, and sons have more and earlier independence than do daughters. The Chicano culture is that they follow American working-class. They practice in child rearing, with older siblings and parents provide an example and guidance, but among immigrants uncles, aunts, and grandparents also play a role. In addition to home influences, children are formally socialized in public or private (mostly Catholic) schools.
“How The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents” by Julia Alvarez is a great example of latino literature. The book takes place in the years of nineteen eighty…

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