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acclimatization

acclimatization  

1 The progressive adaptation of an organism to any change in its natural environment that subjects it to physiological stress. See also acclimation.2 The overall sum of processes by which an organism ...
acculturation difficulty

acculturation difficulty  

Any problem of acculturation that falls short of being an adjustment disorder.
assimilation

assimilation  

[Ge]The absorption of a minority group into a majority population, during which the group takes on the values and norms of the dominant culture.
Cultural Interaction

Cultural Interaction  

Mesoamerica's cultural unity is the product of contacts maintained among its constituent societies for more than ten millennia. A review of this length cannot do justice to the complex cultural ...
culture

culture  

The way of life of a people, including their attitudes, values, beliefs, arts, sciences, modes of perception, and habits of thought and activity. Cultural features of forms of life are learned but ...
diffusion

diffusion  

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[Th]The spread of ideas, items of material culture, or cultural traits from one culture or society to another. Diffusion does not necessarily imply a movement of people, for ideas can move through ...
immigrant

immigrant  

A person who migrates to and settles in a country other than that of birthplace and upbringing. Immigrants often differ culturally and sometimes in health-related behavior from persons born and ...
Melville J. Herskovits

Melville J. Herskovits  

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(1895 –1963)One of the leading American figures in African anthropology and later in the study of African-American culture. Herskovits's abiding interests were the patterns and processes of ...
Ralph Linton

Ralph Linton  

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(1893–1953)An American cultural anthropologist who undertook fieldwork on the Polynesians. Later, he attempted to develop a systematic cultural science, focusing especially on the relationships ...
Romanization

Romanization  

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[Ge]For Francis Haverfield, writing in the early 20th century, Romanization was a historical process involving a material change to native cultures brought about by a strong Roman presence that ...
syncretism

syncretism  

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The attempt to combine opposing doctrines and practices, especially in reference to philosophical and religious systems. The term came into prominence in the 17th cent. when it was applied to the ...
transculturation

transculturation  

In the foreword to his sixteenth-century book The True History of the Conquest of New Spain, Bernal Díaz del Castillo promises to describe the encounter of Spaniards and Mesoamericans “plainly ...

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