Month: May 2022

What is “romantic” in romantic love fiction across cultures?

Once, Western historians and literary scholars believed that “romantic love” was invented by West-European civilizations during the Medieval and Early Modern periods. Beginning with the “courtly love” (amour courtois) of the 12th and 13th centuries in France, Spain, and Germany, the presence […]

How have marital relationships evolved in Mexican society

For years, Mexican society has been a collectivistic society, with strong family bonds and cultural values of “familism.” People’s selves were deeply imbedded in family relationships. And both men and women valued their strong connections with family. In traditional Mexican communities, marriages […]

It was the remarkable cultural evolution of Mexican love and marriage

Traditional collectivistic societies of the past had greatly interdependent social structures of relationships between people, in which extended families and clans were the major units of society. The strong position of a group was beneficial both for the group and everyone in […]

The times when romantic love was real

Romantic love ideas and folk and literary stories filled with love, romance, drama, happiness, suffering, and tragedy have inspired educated people across centuries and cultures. They were fascinating, captivating, and often intriguing. The love stories were engaging and emotionally sweet, bitter, or […]

What does marital love really look like in a rural Nicaraguan town?

In the traditional patriarchal rural communities of Nicaraguan society, the conservative values of gender inequality and Latin American cultural norms heavily influence feelings about love, relationships, and marriage. Romantic love, in accordance with the Latin American stereotypes of “machismo” and “marianismo,” plays […]

Gender relations in the Latin American “macho” patriarchy

The feelings about love, relationships, and marriage in Latin American societies are heavily influenced by traditional patriarchal norms, rural conservatism, and gender inequality. In rural areas of the country, more than in urban areas. The cultural ideas and stereotypes of “machismo” and […]

How romantic love turns into customary love in the rural settings of Nicaragua and Brazil

Patriarchal norms, rural conservatism, and gender inequality heavily influence how women in traditional Nicaraguan and Brazilian societies feel in love, relationships, and marriage. The Latin American cultural norms of “machismo” and “marianismo” have a substantial impact on Nicaraguan and Brazilian gender relations. […]