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Acculturation


  • Here are entered works on cultural change caused by prolonged contact between social groups, leading to a change in one or both cultures. Works on the often unacknowledged or inappropriate adoption of elements of a minority culture by members of a dominant culture are entered under [Cultural appropriation.] Works on the absorption of a minority group into the culture, values, and social behaviors of the dominant culture are entered under [Assimilation (Sociology)]
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    • Culture contact
    • Development education
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  • Sources

    • found: Merriam Webster online, June 12, 2018:def. 1 (cultural modification of an individual, group, or people by adapting to or borrowing traits from another culture; also, a merging of cultures as a result of prolonged contact)
    • found: Encyclopedia of diversity and social justice via Credo online, June 12, 2018:acculturation (the process by which outsiders -- both ethnic groups as a whole and individual members of those groups -- adapt to mainstream culture and structure of a society; the adapting groups or individuals may be newcomers or internally marginalized subordinate groups; in recent years, the prevailing use of the word ahs been to describe acculturation as essentially a one-directional process; the newcomers adapt to the mainstream; according to this traditional view, the mainstream remains basically unchanged)
    • found: Columbia encyclopedia, 2017, via Credo online, June 12, 2018:acculturation (culture changes resulting from contact among various societies over time; may have distinct results, such as the borrowing of certain traits by one culture from another, or the relative fusion of separate cultures)
  • LC Classification

    • GN366
    • HM841
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works on cultural change caused by prolonged contact between social groups, leading to a change in one or both cultures. Works on the often unacknowledged or inappropriate adoption of elements of a minority culture by members of a dominant culture are entered under [Cultural appropriation.] Works on the absorption of a minority group into the culture, values, and social behaviors of the dominant culture are entered under [Assimilation (Sociology)]
  • Editorial Notes

    • subdivision [Cultural assimilation] under ethnic groups
  • Example Notes

    • Notes under [Cultural appropriation; Assimilation (Sociology)]
  • Change Notes

    • 2000-01-12: new
    • 2018-07-13: revised
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