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How can psychology contribute to our understanding of Hispanics in the United States? Edited by Amado M. Padilla, Hispanic Psychology offers students, researchers, and practitioners the most contemporary and complete view of psychological writings available today. The topics tackled by a team of social scientists include adaptation to a new culture in the United States, the role of the family in acculturation, ethnic identification for Hispanics, health and mental health service and research needs of Hispanics, and changing gender roles in Hispanic culture. This volume examines such complex subjects as Chicano male gang members, homeless female AIDS victims, and educational resiliency of students with authority and perceptivity. This book brings together diverse psychological issues that will spark an interest in anyone wishing to have a ...

Hispanic Househusbands
Hispanic househusbands
Sharon KantorowskiDavis
VirginiaChavez

This chapter is a study of Hispanic househusbands, men who challenge the norms of the larger American culture as well as the traditions of the Hispanic subculture and opt for a role that focuses on household maintenance and emotional family support. Have these men willingly relinquished the traditional male role of economic provider for the women with whom they live? What happens to their self-concept and self-esteem? How is the role reconciled with machismo? What do they tell their friends? What do they do with their time? Are they happy? These are the questions we attempted to answer in a qualitative field study of 22 househusbands in Southern California. Questionnaires and indepth interviews were used to probe these sensitive issues.

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