Intimacies and Cultural Change: Perspectives on Contemporary by Daniel Nehring

By Daniel Nehring

Exploring cultural differences of intimacy in modern Mexico, Intimacies and Cultural switch examines the ways that globalisation and quick cultural switch have reworked the cultural meanings of couple relationships, sexuality, and private lifestyles in Mexican society. via quite a number modern case reports, the e-book sheds gentle at the ways that humans draw on those cultural meanings in lifestyle to account for his or her reports and practices of intimacy in several social settings. An interdisciplinary quantity, providing the newest learn at the area from specialists operating in different fields in the social sciences, this booklet will entice students of sociology, anthropology, geography and social psychology with pursuits in gender and sexuality, social swap and modern intimate relationships.

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Gay couples are also allowed to adopt children in the DF. The legal changes in Mexico City followed a prolonged campaign by LGBT campaign groups, which was met by significant opposition from a range of conservative institutions, within which the Catholic Church was a major element (Encarnación 2011). Before the same-sex marriage law came into effect it was challenged in the Supreme Court by other states, but the challenge was rejected. While same-sex civil unions and marriages conducted in Mexico City have to be recognized elsewhere in the country, it is only in Coahuila, Colima and Quintana Roo that same-sex civil union or marriage ceremonies have been explicitly approved through legislation (as of August 2013).

Regional differences are particularly striking in the non-compulsory education sector. In 2010 about 65 per cent of 16–19 year olds in the Distrito Federal were in education, but in Michoacán figure was about 40 per cent (INEGI 2010). These differences both reflect and contribute to different transitions to adulthood which Gabriela Mejia Pailles (2012) has identified based on an analysis of the Mexican National Youth Survey ENAJUV) 2000. Looking at the sample of 20–29 year olds, she identified rural-urban differences in leaving education, with young people in urban areas much more likely to combine entry into the labour force with continued education, while in rural areas this was much less common.

In some cases women’s involvement in such actions were associated with a growing recognition of their wider social position as women in Mexican society, with restricted rights and opportunities (Craske 1994). The diversity of women’s mobilization has continued to the present day, including high profile groups such as the Zapatistas in southern Mexico, where the involvement of indigenous women is noteworthy (Stephen 1995). Groups that explicitly identify as ‘feminist’ have been crucial in lobbying political parties and government for legal change (see discussion above regarding abortion).

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