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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And I am more than certain that the Royal Opera House in Muscat will become a bridge for cultural assimilation not only for Oman and Omanis but also for the whole of GCC and Arabs.
Tibetans are driven to these drastic acts to resist political repression, cultural assimilation, economic marginalisation and environmental destruction," Sangay told the media here.
Hebert-Leiter's analysis of Cajun characters in earlier and current literature suggests they possess a common thread: the intersection of the past folkways with the pragmatism of American progress, which results in varying degrees of cultural assimilation.
7) Cultural assimilation refers to the minority group's acquisition of the cultural characteristics of the dominant group and structural assimilation looks at social interaction among individuals of different ethnic and racial backgrounds.
In her telling, aesthetic reformers who aimed to democratize good taste in effect introduced a new axis of cultural assimilation that complicated the classic lines of social division.
If they force us to a cultural assimilation, our stance will be different," Erdogan also said.
After my academic visits to the various world-famous universities of London, on my way-back journey, I got a solace to find this kingdom, a place of cross cultural assimilation.
matriarchs also are the driving force in pursuing citizenship for their family despite language and cultural assimilation barriers, according to the study.
Domestically, they are mobilized against cultural assimilation and in favor of such measures as local autonomy and special rights to representation, lung shows that class or peasant-based politics is ineffectual in the current neoliberal context, a fact that is not lost on indigenous rights activists, who have acted as ethnic entrepreneurs to mobilize communities to adopt strategies that offer the most political leverage under today's circumstances.
Mainly through informally shot footage of her young son, Isaac, and of Saint Petersburg, Newman examines the vicissitudes of cultural assimilation.
Historians argne that this has provided a more than trivial means of cultural assimilation in the United States.
Banks stressed the importance of cultural pluralism and cultural assimilation.
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