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Assimilation I

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Assimilation INotes from Reading Nov 1 2011Milton Gordon 1964 Assimilation in American Life New York Oxford University Press ch3Sociologists and cultural anthropologists have described the processes and results of ethnic meeting under such terms as assimilation and acculturationy Sometimes these terms have been used to mean the same thingy Sociologists are more likely to use assimilation y Anthropologists have favored acculturationdefinition of acculturation was provided by a Subcommittee onAn authoritative Acculturation appointed by the Social Science Research Council in the middle 1930s to analyze and chart the dimensions of this field of studyy Defin comprehends those phenomena which result when groups of individuals having different cultures come into continuous firsthand contact with subsequent changes in the original cultural patterns of either or both groupsy One factor in the meeting of peoples cultural behaviory The changes may take place in the cultures of either one of the 2 groups or there may be reciprocal influence where by the cultures of both groups are modified of the 2 groups the degree or nature y Nothing is said about the social relationshipsof structur
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