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  Acculturation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Acculturation is the obtainment of culture by an individual or a group of people.
The term originally applied only to the process concerning a foreign culture, from the acculturing or accultured recipient point of view, having this foreign culture added and mixed with that of his or her already existing one acquired since birth.
Such acculturation may be adequately adapted into another's, modernizing and advancing it through the inflow of technology or the enrichment of literature.
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In anthropology, acculturation is the influence of one society or ethnic group on another as a result of continuous face-to-face contact.
Acculturation, or culture contact as it is also called, is a form of diffusion of culture traits and institutions, see cultural diffusion.
Although acculturation involves changes in both of the societies and cultures in contact, the term generally is used to refer to changes that occur in a nonindustrial society under the influence of a complex Western society.
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 Acculturation and intercultural identity in the post-modern world
Acculturation might be viewed as an unwanted, unacceptable abandonment of the old culture, in favor of the new.
Because she believes that acculturation is an interactive process, Kim argues that the perception of the sojourner or immigrant should be studied, along with perceptions of those that interact with the individual in the new culture.
Kim's theory of acculturation and intercultural identity argues that the object of study should be the acculturation process, with the overarching proposition that intercultural identities are formed using interpersonal and mass media communication processes.
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 ALINEA GROUP: Articles - Acculturation: A Universal Process
Measures of Acculturation that have been used are: schooling, extent of urbanization, political participation, change in religion, language, daily routines and use of mass media.
The way groups acculturate is also dependent on the way the new culture makes contact, as the initial contact will dictate the attitudes toward that culture.
Whether acculturation takes place often depends on the relationship between the culture that is receiving the new traits and the culture of their origin.
www.alineagroup.com /Acculturation.htm   (1776 words)

 Acculturation and Adapation:
In this chapter, the concepts of acculturation and adaptation will be employed to describe and analyze this overall chain of events from initial contact to the eventual mental health consequences for the individual.
While the analysis is cast in general terms (that is, for all acculturating peoples), the assumption is made that the psychological processes of adaptation are similar among immigrants and refugees and that we can better serve these groups by understanding the general phenomena of acculturation and psychological adaptation.
Acculturative stress is thus a phenomenon that may underlie a reduction in the health status of individuals (including physical, psychological, and social aspects).
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 Sample Chapter -- Acculturation (431890A)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Basic to their concept of African American acculturation is the idea that acculturation may not be a process of going from traditional to acculturated, but may be more fluid in that members of this ethnic group may begin their development as acculturated or bicultural individuals (especially if their parents are acculturated or bicultural).
That is, the variance across studies with regard to measures of acculturation (which ranged from scales to proxy variables), indices of mental health (which ranged from DSM diagnoses to symptoms of stress), and Latino group studies, disallowed comparisons let alone the prospect of a meta-analysis.
Acculturation produces transitions that can be associated with a number of problems across the life-span including depression, anxiety, exposure to and use of alcohol and drugs, behavioral problems at home and in school, perceived discrimination, and negative expectations of the future (Vega and Alegria, 2001).
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 Encyclopedia of Childhood and Adolescence: Acculturation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Acculturation is different in subtle ways from assimilation: assimilation involves being absorbed into the new culture.
Acculturation, on the other hand, is the process of learning the practices and customs of a new culture.
Understanding the distinction between acculturation and assimilation is important for public policy and for society's ability to grow and function smoothly.
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 Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Culture
All human societies have been involved in these processes of diffusion, transcultural, and acculturation, and few anthropologists today see cultures as bounded.
Such anthropologists argue that instead of understanding a cultural artifact in terms of its own culture, it must be understood in terms of a broader history involving contact and relations with other cultures.
Related processes on an individual level are assimilation and transculturation, adoption of a different culture by an individual.
www.fact-archive.com /encyclopedia/Culture   (2297 words)

Acculturation is a process in which members of one cultural group adopt the beliefs and behaviors of another group.
Although acculturation is usually in the direction of a minority group adopting habits and language patterns of the dominant group, accult uration can be reciprocal--that is, the dominant group also adopts patterns typical of the minority group.
Hazuda's scales are based on a theoretical model that views acculturation as a multi-dimensional process involving language, cultural beliefs and values and "structural assimilation,"--the integration of members of the minority group into the social structure of the majority group.
www.rice.edu /projects/HispanicHealth/Acculturation.html   (1134 words)

 Online Readings in Psychology and Culture, Unit 4, Chapter 4
This history of acculturation theory and constructs shows some of the range of possibilities that we might normally not consider, for example, that people can acculturate to cultures they dislike, or that biculturalism is distressing, or that marginality is a positive condition with benefits, or that genocide is an acculturation strategy.
Acculturation is minimal [+F-C] if the migrants can "be content with a minimum amount of acceptance of American ways, an amount which enables him to keep his menial job in the larger society and to withdraw after work to the security of his foreign cultural island" (p.
Democratic [+F+C] acculturation arises as a result of policies to promote cultural pluralism, as typified by US acculturation policies after World War I. Democratic acculturation is characterized by 1) "the representatives of each culture view all other cultures with respect and in terms of their history and their merits" (p.
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 Acculturation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In anthropology, acculturation is the influence of one society or ethnic group on another as a...
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 Culture Change: Acculturation: Part 1
This sort of disdaining rejection of acculturation occurred following the collapse of the Western Roman Empire during the 5th century A.D. The end finally came as a result of repeated invasions by militarily superior Germanic tribes.
In contrast, rapid, psychologically overwhelming acculturation usually occurs in societies that are both militarily dominated and believe themselves to be culturally inferior in terms of technology and quality of life.
The consequence frequently was massive acculturation and the replacement of indigenous cultures with little syncretism with their own traditional cultural patterns.
anthro.palomar.edu /change/change_3.htm   (2115 words)

 acculturation. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Contact may have distinct results, such as the borrowing of certain traits by one culture from another, or the relative fusion of separate cultures.
Early studies of acculturation reacted against the predominant trend of trying to reconstruct cultures of presumably isolated societies.
Acculturation differs from assimilation, in which different ethnic groups combine to form a new culture.
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 Adolescence: Acculturation, communication patterns, and self-esteem among Asian and Caucasian American adolescents   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Acculturation generally refers to the cognitive and behavioral changes that occur as a result of close contact between different cultures, specifically the adoption of the language and values of the dominant group (Berry, 1990, 1997).
A long-standing position in ethnic studies is that the length of residence in the U.S. and English proficiency have a strong impact on the development of self-esteem among individuals with immigrant backgrounds (Jackson and Lassiter, 2001).
This dual expectation within the family and acculturation stress experienced by ethnic minority adolescents can have a significant impact on their self-esteem and life satisfaction, and can contribute to a variety of psychosocial adjustment problems (Asakawa and Csikszentmihalyi, 1998; Florsheim, 1997; Gil et al., 1994; Padilla et al., 1986).
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 DITL - ACCULTURATION / Acculturation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
An example of this form of acculturation might be the appropriation of national and/or official values of a dominant culture by either an ethnical or a regional culture whereby the survival of the latter will be endangered just as the hegemonic values of the former will be preserved.
Acculturation is the preferred terrain of researchers in comparative literature who have ties with cultural and cross-cultural studies.
Although acculturation is consistently espoused by critics exploring cultural and cross-cultural identity in literature, it is often missing from dictionaries of literary terms.
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 Acculturation, Family Stress ...
Acculturation is a process that occurs when an individual from one culture comes into contact with another culture.
One factor that has been implicated in acculturation stress is the development of a high discrepancy in the acculturation between parents and children.
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between acculturation of parents and children, family stress, and school performance.
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 Research Page: Acculturation, media, peers, parents and adolescent smoking
Third, adolescents who are more acculturated may be more likely to see and understand the pro-tobacco marketing that is so pervasive in the U.S. This study will investigate the role of acculturation in the smoking initiation process.
One explanation of this is that adolescents who are more acculturated are more likely to spend time with friends who smoke, which creates a social norm tolerant of smoking and also increases their access to cigarettes.
However, acculturation turned out to be difficult to measure among 6`h-graders, who are still in the process of forming their ethnic identities and also have limited'reading comprehension.
www.trdrp.org /research/PageGrant.asp?grant_id=1673   (926 words)

 NDU Policy: Statement on Acculturation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Webster defines acculturation as the modification of one culture as a result of contact with a different culture; and the process by which the culture of a particular society is instilled in a human being.
Acculturation of our students is crucial because prior to their arrival at NDU, their careers were anchored firmly in a single service, agency, or national culture and set of perspectives.
While direct measurement of our success in acculturation is difficult; the true measure of our ability to facilitate the desired culture is the success of graduates of National Defense University in the national and international arena.
www.ndu.edu /aa/policy2.cfm   (374 words)

Intellectual acculturation is the process of becoming by learning the ways of a specific discipline.
One particular vehicle for this sort of acculturation is the graduate proseminar.
Acculturation into the academic community involves making aspiring professionals aware of the place that their research and teaching activities fit into and shape projects that involve many different parts of their own and other institutions.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /~joef/acculturation.html   (1193 words)

 Wider Path to Cultural Understanding
Fourteen out of 18 of the most commonly used acculturation scales measure acculturation along a continuum, with culture of origin at one extreme and host culture at the other extreme, he and graduate student Winnie Mak found in a recent analysis they prepared for the acculturation conference.
Instead, it might be better to measure individual aspects of acculturation, such as ethnic identity, social networks and acculturative attitude, explains Jean Phinney, PhD, of California State University.
Others still like the idea of a general measure of acculturation, but agree that they may need to supplement such measures with assessments of specific elements of acculturation.
www.apa.org /monitor/mar99/multi.html   (1243 words)

 Acculturation Coaching   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Acculturation Coaching is a specialist form of coaching that is specifically targeted at individuals, company employees and families who are relocating.
They may want to ensure that their goals are achieved, that their lives remain balanced and that they continue to grow and prosper throughout their journey.
Phoenix Coaching provides specialist acculturation coaching for you and your family by building a unique partnership for all aspects of your transition.
www.puddlejumping.com /acculturation_coaching.htm   (353 words)

 SIL Bibliography: Acculturation
"Acculturation of indigenous societies: a Mixe case study."
Law, Howard W. "Linguistic acculturation in Isthmus Nahuat."
Headland, Thomas N. Why foragers do not become farmers: a historical study of a changing ecosystem and its effects on a Negrito hunter-gatherer group in the Philippines.
www.ethnologue.com /show_subject.asp?code=ACC   (52 words)

 acculturation on Encyclopedia.com
Acculturation of Vietnamese Students Living in or Away From Vietnamese Communities.(Statistical Data...
Acculturation and attitudes of Asian international students toward seeking psychological help.
Relationship between acculturation and mental health for Asian Indian immigrants in the United State...
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 Behavioral Medicine: Acculturation and family functioning are related to health risks among pregnant Mexican American ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Acculturation and family functioning are related to health risks among pregnant Mexican American women - Statistical Data Included
The authors examined the independent and interactive effects of acculturation status and family cohesiveness on a series of psychosocial and medical risk factors of pregnancy among 500 women of Mexican origin.
In general both higher and lower levels of acculturation produced positive or negative psychosocial and healthcare consequences, and the operative relationships depended heavily on the particular outcome chosen.
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0GDQ/is_2_27/ai_81390107   (351 words)

Acculturation and depression among Puerto Ricans in the mainland.
Acculturation and family functioning are related to health risks among pregnant Mexican American women.(Statistical Data Included)
Acculturation models of immigrant Soviet adolescents in Israel.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/society/A0802288.html   (396 words)

 Culture Change: Acculturation: Part 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
ot all isolated, small-scale foraging or horticultural societies developed millenarian movements when they were put under great pressure to acculturate by militarily powerful outsiders.
The dominant, controlling society in a culture contact situation rarely takes the time and effort to find out ahead what the impact of their technology and culture will be on the indigenous societies that they are dominating.
There was a dramatic increase in incest, murder, and suicide--boys were not responsible for adhering to the adult moral code.
anthro.palomar.edu /change/change_3b.htm   (902 words)

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