cultural assimilation

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cultural assimilation

[kul′chərəl]
a process by which members of an ethnic minority group lose cultural characteristics that distinguish them from the dominant cultural group or take on the cultural characteristics of another group.
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One Country makes the powerful argument that the only hope for stability lies in ethnic assimilation.
His approach is simplicity itself: Touristy souvenirs, seemingly from exotic places like Africa but all purchased from markets in London, have been glued together to form two three-dimensional parallelograms set onto two rickety drafting tables, reminding us that it is indeed time to go back to the drawing board where ethnic assimilation is concerned.
Similarly, the cultural content of the pageant cannot be evaluated in terms of ethnic assimilation versus retention.
The author uses archival photographs, blueprints, architectural plans and interviews with former residents to provide insights into ethnic assimilation, the changing role of women in the military and the evolution of civilian recreational activities.
Additional themes include the nexus of the subway and ethnic assimilation, and the notion of the subway as an epitome of modern experience.