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Amalia L. Cabezas, Ethnic Studies, UC Riverside
Amalia Cabezas, an associate ...
Amalia Cabezas, an associate professor of women's studies at UC Riverside, said cosmetic surgery is popular among Hispanic women worldwide.
Many are driven by images they see on television or in magazines, she said.
They want to look more European.
"There's a huge market for it in South America," Cabezas
, whose research includes the sex industry, said many women go through cosmetic surgery because they see it as an investment in marriage or employment.
More people are able to have surgery as credit options have expanded to pay for it, she
"It has become much more commonplace," Cabezas
"It's now democratically available."
PE.com | Inland Southern California | Inland News
When Amalia Cabezas moved to Southern California from Cuba, she realized she had to master not only English but also the version of her language spoken by the mostly Mexican Spanish-speaking community. She
quickly eliminated some Cuban words from her
vocabulary and adjusted her
fast, chopped Spanish to the Mexican version. "In the process of language acquisition, we Cubans learned three different languages: Mexican-English, Spanglish and English," said Cabezas, a women's-studies professor at UC Riverside.
Names for foods offer some of the greatest contrasts.Guatemalan immigrant Alex L,pez, of Cathedral City, recalled how his
jaw dropped when his
mother-in-law, who is Mexican, told him she
was serving "sopes" for dinner.She
was preparing a traditional Mexican food, but L,pez, 36, thought she
was cooking up something else.
"I never felt like I was losing something," Cabezas
said, "but rather that I was gaining another culture."
First Annual MODEMU H.O.P.E. Foundation Benefit Dinner :: The Black Voice News :: Serving the Inland Empire for 30 years
The First Annual MODEMU H.O.P.E. Foundation Benefit Dinner was hosted at the home of Dr. Amalia Cabezas', a UC Riverside (UCR) Women's Studies professor.
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Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies and mother of a 7 year old