Title: Ve stínu pyramidy: paradigma moci v mexické kulturní identitě
Authors: Hazaiová, Lada
Citation: Akta Fakulty filozofické Západočeské univerzity v Plzni. 2015, č. 1, s. 93-112.
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Západočeská univerzita v Plzni
Document type: článek
URI: https://ff.zcu.cz/files/Acta-FF/2015/ACTA_FF_2015_1.pdf
ISSN: 1802-0364 (print)
2336-6346 (online)
Keywords: Geert Hofstede;moc;společenská hierarchie;předhispánské Mexiko;posvátný královský majestát;španělský koloniální systém
Keywords in different language: Geert Hofstede;power;social hierarchy;pre-hispanic Mexiko;sacred kingship;spanish colonial system
Abstract in different language: The article is focused on Geert Hofstede’s cultural notion of power distance, which expresses how the less powerful members of a society accept that power is distributed unequally. In Hofstede’s opinion, a larger degree of power distance is typical for countries with Romance-language roots, such as Spain. In spite of the Spanish influence on American colonies, Mexicans exhibit a very large degree of power distance in comparison with the Spanish. In addition, Mexican society is highly hierarchized and has tendencies toward social inequality. Therefore, the aim of this work is to explore the main features of the Mexican paradigm of power and to suggest the possible ways it originated. The author considers essential the influence that the pre-Hispanic cultural tradition had either on the social and political structure, or on the distribution of power in contemporary Mexico, including the system of sacred kingship as a type of government in ancient civilizations of Mesoamerica which has persisted as a system of power organization in a wider sense to this day.
Rights: © Západočeská univerzita v Plzni
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