The authors presented an in-depth examination of Puerto Rican cultural notions such as the importance of extended family and compradazgo (compaternity
), the tendency of jaiberia (non-confrontation and evasion), and the values of dignity, personalismo (personalism), and verguenza (shame), illustrating the fact that these values and lifestyles do not fit very well within the postures of North American clinical psychology and psychotherapy.
It's line of analysis is centered in searching the importance that family relations had in the social structure and movility since the implementation of mechanisms such as marriage and the compaternity
. In particular, we deepin the liks interweaved by the elite zacatecana, all along the century, with the purpose of ascending even more in the social-economical and political grades, just as stay in the spaces of privileges and increase their power and influence.
Los Compadres' initial compaternity
, however, only lasted six years.