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Malcolm Mac Kinnon

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Marginality & Creativity
-Blacks have been responsible for creating modern music
-Over-socialization ppl become less capable of thinking outside the box
-Ppl think according to the way culture tells them to
-Culture shock youre in one culture then youre thrown into another one
-Marginal culture individuals are more creative
-Their primary socialization is home culture their parents
-Their secondary socialization is the host culture outside influences
-Creativity comes from a clash of both home & host cultures
-Double loyalties loyal to both parents & host culture
-Partially socialized
-These individuals dont belong to either culture
-They’re an outsider
-Synthesis bringing diff thoughts and stringing them together
-they take elements from both cultures and bring them together in new & diff
- “good side of culture we need it, we cant walk or talk without it
- the other side of culture is its primary interest social control
-can stifle freedom & creativity small homogenous cultures
-cultural robots every ounce of originality has been squeezed out of them
-black ppl were marginalized by prejudice, discrimination & racism
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