How Mexicanas in the U.S. Followed and/or Resisted Gender Roles

Based on the period from 1900 to 1960, how have Mexicanas in the U.S. followed and/or resisted gender roles?
Since 1960, how have gender roles and Mexicanas' responses to these roles changed?
Why are these changes (or lack of changes) significant or important?



Thesis - Mexicanas have experienced major changes in there social status since 1900. These changes are important because:

Supporting Sentence - In the early part of the century, Mexican women were accepting of the traditional gender roles they had lived with in Mexico. This is evidenced by: Tie it in with thesis:

Supporting Sentence - However, immigration to the United States and exposure to American "pop" culture, began to change the Mexicana's awareness of herself. This is evidenced by: Tie it in with thesis:

Supporting Sentence - The Mexicana of today is a mix of modern and traditional gender roles. This is evidenced by: Tie it in with thesis:

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Main Topic - Traditional Gender Roles
Chopping wood, household tasks - Salt of the Earth
Resistance to Americanization Projects - Ruiz Chapter 2
Growing up and Gender Roles (Evidence from Interview) - Interview Notes

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Main Topics - American pop culture, resistance to gender roles
Women & Unions - Ruiz Chapter 4, Salt of the Earth
Chaperonage - Ruiz Chapter 3
Cultural Immersion - Ruiz Chapter 3

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Main Topic - Modern Latin Women
Family Wage Economy - Ruiz Chapter 3
Style & Attitude - Interview Notes
Concern for Education - Interview Notes


Closing Statement

Rehash of Evidence 1

Rehash of Evidence 2

Rehash of Evidence 3

Opinion Statement