“Social Implications of Capitalism on Armenian Women’s Self-Identity and Familial Structure”

— “The Effects of Western Media on Women’s Self-Identity Through an Understanding of Cultural Psychology and History” 


“This research addresses assimilation and resistance patterns concerning recent introductions of western capitalist ideology beginning over the past twelve years with Armenia’s independence from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The methods used in obtaining material for this paper follow the basic premises set forth by the University of Chicago in the 1920s and 1930s, which introduced a method of sociological analysis known as Chicago School. This paper is primarily based on seventeen interviews I conducted over a three-week period in Yerevan*, Armenia, and observations I made during my visit. I use ten interviews with an assimilated Armenian community in Boston, Massachusetts as a backdrop to the ideas presented in this paper about Hayastantzi* women.


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