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Hampton, R., Carrillo, R.A., & Kim, J. (1998). Violence in Communities
of Color. In R. Carrillo & J. Tello (Eds.), Family Violence
and Men of Color: Healing the Wounded Male Spirit (pp. 1-30). New
York, NY: Springer Publishing Company, Inc.
The article contains statistical and comparative information on couple
violence and child abuse among different ethnic and racial groups. The
authors conclude that when studying communities of color, research methodologies
must reflect the diversity of worldviews and reanalyze data that most
notably account for differences from a non-pathological perspective.
More sophisticated analyses are needed to explore the complicated variables
of race/ethnicity, social class, culture, social networks, acculturation
and community-wide variables such as resource deprivation, residential
turnover, family disruption, and other socioeconomic factors and their
relationship to family violence. Future research should seek to recognize
cultural differences in family functioning without viewing them as deviant
or pathological, and should recognize the complex nature of differences
between and within ethnic groups. Future research should also seek to
address the large gaps in knowledge concerning violence among families
of color, which have been understudied in years past.
Haz, A. M., Castillo, R., & Aracena, M. (2002). Adaptación
preliminar del instrumento Multidimensional Trauma Recovery and Resilience
(MTRR) en una muestra de madres maltratadoras físicas con historia
de maltrato físico y madres no maltratadoras con historia de maltrato
físico [Preliminary adaptation of the Multidimensional Trauma
Recovery and Resilience scale (MTRR) in a sample of physically abusing
mothers with a history of physical abuse and non-abusing mothers with
a history of physical abuse. Child Abuse & Neglect, 27(7), 807-820.
This article (published in Spanish) reports on the adaptation of the
Multidimensional Trauma Recovery and Resilience (MTRR) with a Chilean
sample of women physically abused as children. Results indicate high
interrater reliability and internal consistency with a sample of 80
Chilean women (40 identified as physical abusers of their children and
40 identified as nonabusers). The instrument was able to reliably discriminate
among the two studied groups. Future work toward a Chilean development
of this instrument was suggested.
Hirsch, J. S. (1999). En el Norte la mujer manda [Up North,
women are in charge]: Gender, generation, and geography in a Mexican transnational
community. American Behavioral Scientist, 42(9), 1332-1349.
This study explores generational and migration-related changes in gender
and marriage in two locations of a transnational community of Mexicans:
the sending community in western Mexico and the receiving community
in Atlanta. The principal method was life histories, focusing on 13
women in Atlanta and their sisters or sisters-in-law in Mexico; life
history informants’ mothers and husbands were also interviewed.
A generational paradigm shift in marital ideals has occurred, from an
ideal of respeto (respect to one of confianza (trust), characterized
by cooperative decision making, heterosociality, a less gendered division
of labor, and a new role for marital sexuality. Although women on both
sides of the border share this companionate ideal, economic opportunities,
more privacy, and some legal protection from domestic violence gave
women in Atlanta more leverage to push for these companionate marriages.
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