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[Th] Transference of ideas, beliefs, traditions, and sometimes artefacts by long‐term, personal contact and interaction between communities or societies. Adoption through ...

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A Dictionary of Human Resource Management (3 ed.)

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2017
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...acculturation is the process through which expatriate employees adapt to the socio-cultural norms of their host-country. Successful acculturation can be a significant influence on expatriation and can be assisted through cross-cultural training prior to beginning a global assignment . See also culture shock...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (3 ed.)

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2021
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... [Th] Transference of ideas, beliefs, traditions, and sometimes artefacts by long‐term, personal contact and interaction between communities or societies. Adoption through assimilation by prolonged contact. Compare diffusion...

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

... n. The process of assimilating the ideas, beliefs, customs, values, and knowledge of another culture through direct contact with it, usually after migration from one place to...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007

... 1 A process occurring when different cultural groups are in contact. Acculturation leads to the acquisition of new cultural patterns by one or more of the groups, with the adoption of some or all of another's culture. Many argue that sport makes a major contribution to acculturation. This is possibly one reason for financial support of national teams by governments. 2 Any transmission of culture between groups, including different generations. See also enculturation , socialization...

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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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... The adoption of new cultural patterns following contact between groups—often used synonymously with, or as a more voluntarist substitute for, assimilation . Acculturation is frequently invoked in the context of immigration, where the cultural and linguistic practices of the dominant culture exercise a powerful normative influence upon newcomers. Acculturation can include exchanges between generations, although the terms enculturation and socialization are more commonly used in these...

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A Dictionary of Geography (6 ed.)

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2023

... The adaptation to, and adoption of, a new culture. This may occur simultaneously as two cultures meet, but occurs more often as an immigrant group takes to the behaviour patterns and standards of the receiving group. A major example is acculturation among African Americans; see H. Landrine and E. Klonoff ( 1996 ), and Sclemper (2007) J. Hist. Geog. 33, 2 . Acculturation can be a two-way street encompassing change within the ‘incomers’ and the receiving society; see F. Pedrazza (2014) Political Research Quarterly 67, 4 (pp....

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A Dictionary of Marketing (4 ed.)

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2016
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... The process by which different ethnic or cultural groups or individuals are exposed, then adapt, to different cultural identities and behaviours, while retaining awareness of their original ethnicity and culture. This is typically the process through which most immigrants...

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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...effects can arise from unfamiliarity with the health care system and public health regulations of the new country. In large quantitative studies, acculturation has been traditionally measured by proxies, such as nativity, generational status, length of residence, and language spoken at home; some studies tried to overcome the limitations of this approach by constructing non-linear and multidimensional acculturation scales. See http://jech.bmj.com/content/65/5/467 . ...

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A Dictionary of Gender Studies

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2017
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Social sciences, Sociology, Politics
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...acculturation The process whereby the norms, practices, and values of a given cultural context are adopted by those who are, or are seeking to become, part of that context. A term used in anthropology and sociology, it is useful for explaining how people are inaugurated into and maintained within a culture in their gender roles...

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A Dictionary of Cultural Anthropology

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2018
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Social sciences, Anthropology
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...acculturation The development of new cultural traits or identities as a result of cross-cultural contact. It can refer to situations of cultural disintegration in which a politically weak culture disappears; the reorganization of cultural processes due to adaptation to changing social conditions in situations of contact; or to the processes individuals undergo as a result of migration . The term gained an important profile in American anthropology in the 1930s, although its use has declined in recent decades as new theories of cultural change, such as hybridity...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

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2010
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History, Regional and National History, Philosophy
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...Evon Z. Vogt , and James B. Watson . “ Acculturation: An Exploratory Formulation: The Social Science Research Council Summer Seminar on Acculturation, 1953 .” American Anthropologist 56, no. 6 (1954): 973–1000. Herskovits, Melville , J . Acculturation: The Study of Culture Contact . Gloucester, Mass.: P. Smith, 1958. Nash, June . “ Nationalism and Fieldwork .” Annual Review of Anthropology 4 (1975): 225–245. Redfield, Robert , Ralph Linton, and Melville J. Herskovits . “ Memorandum for the Study of Acculturation .” American Anthropologist 38, no. 1...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures

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2006
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History, Regional and National History
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...landmark definition in 1936 : “Acculturation comprehends those phenomena which result when groups of individuals having different cultures come into continuous first-hand contact, with subsequent changes in the original cultural patterns of either or both groups.” Moreover, they distinguished acculturation from culture change, asserting that the former is only one aspect of the latter; from assimilation, which is usually one of the results of acculturation; and from diffusion, which constitutes just one aspect of acculturation but is always present when it...

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A Dictionary of Gangs

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2019
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Social sciences, Sociology, Law
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... A social-psychological process of acquiring, modifying, and adapting from a parent culture to a host culture. This process occurs over time and includes adjusting to the customs, values, behaviours, style, and other aspects of the host culture. In relation to gangs, failure to properly acculturate to the culture of the United States is a criminogenic strain . This is because youth reject the values of the mainstream US culture, which further embeds them within unconventional lifestyles. Failure to properly acculturate has been considered an additional...

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Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

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2009
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History, Regional and National History
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... The acculturation of newly arrived enslaved Africans to the New World involved the interaction between Europeans and Africans. In this complex process Africans were often able to fuse their native culture with that of the Europeans who were their new masters. Indeed, elements of African traditions survived in many forms, including religion, dance, music, folklore, language, decorative arts, and architecture. With the closing of the slave trade and a decreasing number of native-born Africans, intense acculturation abated. Over time both cultures,...

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A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

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2012
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Social sciences
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... The process by which different cultures absorb customs. Despite widespread tourism, some cultural aspects have proved remarkably resistant to change. The phenomenon of Westernization is, perhaps, the most significant example. The United Nations World Tourism Organization ( UNWTO ) definition of acculturation is: ‘Process of interaction between two societies or groups that results in some degree of cultural change. While it is recognized that the tourist may change slightly because of interaction with the residents of a destination area, the area...

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

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

Assimilation and Acculturation

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

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2005
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History, Regional and National History
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2,799 words

...and Acculturation . In the United States at the beginning of the twentieth century, the study of immigrants was closely wedded with the beginnings of social science. Immigrants and their plight were the focus of vivid studies from the early days of the Chicago school, whose work on immigration, racial and ethnic studies, and urban studies laid the very foundations of American sociology. Despite varying emphases, they shared the expectation that the outcome to the process of integrating those who arrived at its shores would be a process of...

Acculturation And Intergroup Communication

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Richard Y. Bourhis

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Intergroup Communication

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2018
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...revival, and on the acculturation orientations of linguistic minorities as well as members of the dominant language majority. Acculturation Orientations of Strong/Weak Vitality Group Speakers Acculturation is the process of bidirectional change that occurs when two ethnolinguistic groups come in sustained contact with one another ( Sam & Berry, 2016 ). Psychological acculturation refers to changes experienced by individuals whose ethnolinguistic group is collectively experiencing acculturation ( Berry, 1997 ). Acculturation processes involve changes in...

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[Th]Transference of ideas, beliefs, traditions, and sometimes artefacts by long‐term, personal contact and interaction between communities or societies. Adoption through assimilation by prolonged ...
acculturation difficulty

acculturation difficulty  

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

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