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University of Toronto Mississauga
Jennifer Elrick

SOC375Lecture 6June 3 2014assimilation and integrationcanonical accounts definitions from the readingsPark and Burgess Assimilationa process of interpenetration and fusion in which persons and groups acquire the memories sentiments and attitudes of other persons and groups and by sharing their experience and history are incorporated with them in a common cultural life 2 things penetrating into each other building something newnot always expecting the new migrants to change but also the host society equates assimilation with the social processes that bring ethnic minorities into the mainstream of American life social assimilationthe name given to the process or processes by which people of diverse racial origins and different cultural heritages occupying a common territory achieve a cultural solidarity sufficient at least to sustain a national existence Structural assimilation the incorporation into society of an ethnic group so that it has equal access to the major associations and institutions process whereby a minority group is incorporated into class and occupational structure of the wider society Acculturationthe minority groups adoption of the cultural patterns of the host society typically comes first and is inevi
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