Cultural attitudes and stereotypes in the family of an Azerbaijani woman

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2021-06
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Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi state university, Faculty of social and political sciences
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Azerbaijani family under the influence of modern trends is undergoing majorchanges, the consequences of which are important for both family and for society in general. Regularities in change of sexual roles in a family and marriage are noted. The social problems caused by decrease in birth rate and increase of number of the persons refusing marriage and a family are described. Patriarchal tendencies continue to dominate the mass consciousness, and models of gender behavior that are assessed as discriminatory towards women are still relevant in Azerbaijan. The family is the center of the formation of gender relations, through it the ideas of masculinity and femininity, gender stereotypes and norms that determine the behavior of men and women in society are transmitted to next generations. Azerbaijani society today is more open to women's self-affirmation. In this context, the role of the mother in maintaining ethnic identity and the marital role in maintaining family traditions is very important. One of the tasks facing the study is to identify the marital role of women in Azerbaijani families. In this regard, it is supposed to consider the image of the mother in the ethnic identity of Azerbaijanis, to explore the process of raising a woman as a future mother: traditions, rites, rituals, to identify the role of women in wedding ceremonies. Today, the social mobility of Azerbaijani women has undergone many changes, which has affected the prevailing cultural attitudes and stereotypes - but certain expectations in relations between men and women still exist. It is in the roles and stereotypes that the ethnic mentality manifests itself, and it is with their development and change many ethnic issues will be It is in the roles and stereotypes that the ethnic mentality manifests itself, and it is with their development and change many ethnic issues will be tied.
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Azerbaijani family, family values, priorities of self-expression, gender balance, ethnic characteristics of relationships in the family
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