Sex And Gander Analysis

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The course of Sex and Gander can help give an insight on the different types of ethnographies that exist throughout the world. Ethnography can be defined as the scientific description of the customs of individual people and cultures. Understanding all the different types of cultures and how they function with sex and gender can help someone understand them more because they may not be so closed minded as they once may have been. It can help understand the concept of gender and the factors that impact its creation and expression and interpret and apply theoretical approaches to gender studies. This fits into Philippe Bourgois, In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio, because you can get the idea of how this culture approaches and understands …show more content…
What many people do not know is that at first El Barrio was first called Little Italy. East Harlem was settled in the late 19th century, where Italian immigrants settled. Once the Italians had settled there it became the Italian Harlem. This is alos where the Genovese crime family first began, they were one of the Five Families of organized crime in NYC. By the 30s, over 100,000 Italians lived in East Harlem. But soon after World War I, Latino Americans and Puerto Ricans to move into the area. After the second World War more and more Lations began moving into Harlem while the Italians started to move out, this lead to the new name of Italian Harlem to transition to the Spanish Harlem. El Barrio became a secondary signature for the community, which translates to “the neighborhood,” and bodegas, botánicas. As the years passed by violence increased there was deficits, gang violence, widespread drug use and crime in New York throughout the 60s and 70s.
Gender roles in the “El Barrio” society has been viewed as male dominate, leaving women in domestic roles. Women’s roles in “El Barrio” have followed the same pattern as numerous
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