Socializing Girls into Institutional Catholicism
The author argues that as the mothers of the women interviewed for this study introduced them to Mexican popular Catholic expressions of faith, they also socialized their daughters into the strict gender expectations of the institutional Church. The chapter offers an intersectional analysis of dress codes, Mass attendance, prayer, language, and ethnicity as experienced by the women in all three age groups. The author argues that the differences in the women’s religious education and practices relate to whether they grew up in a pre– or post–Vatican II Catholic Church, their generation, geographical location, and migration. The extent to which these women were expected by their mothers and the Church to abide by a strict Catholic code of conduct also influenced the development of their religious practices.
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