Portland State University. Department of Sociology
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Master of Science (M.S.) in Sociology
Borderlands, Culture, Friendship, Immigration, Masculinities, Mexican
1 online resource (v, 46 pages)
Culturally specific work with Latinx men has also discussed the way Latinx masculinities are being redefined by younger generations. Grounded in Chicana Feminist epistemologies, I use Gloria Anzaldua's borderlands framework to analyze data from 20 interviews with sons and their father figures in understanding experience of masculinities within the context of male friendships. Differences between father's and son's experiences can be attributed to social context in which men are socialized and their borderlands experiences. Findings illustrate how understandings of masculinities represent a melding of cultural values between the dominant individualistic perspective in the U.S. and the collectivist perspective from men's Mexican cultural heritage. Men’s understandings of masculinities demonstrate the shifting borderlands, and resistance to fully adopting the dominant culture in the U.S.
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Rodríguez Molina, Marisela, "Son Otros Tiempos: Generational Experiences of Male Friendships Amongst Mexican and Mexican American Men" (2023). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 6469.