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Robbins ch5 - Assimilation(emerges 20 th C Americanization...

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Robbins Presentations Robbins, S.P., Chatterriee, P., & Canda, E.P.(2006).  Contemporary human behavior theory (2 nd  edition) Belmont, CA.: Thompson, Brooks/Cole. Chap. 5 Assimilation, Acculturation, Bicultural Socialization & Ethnic Minority Identity Theories don’t view human functioning in a vacuum, they place them in their environment reciprocity of influence Historical Context cultural change modification, revisions & new manners of expression that result from the process of interactions between cultures melting pot theory (Crevecour, 18 th C.)
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Unformatted text preview: Assimilation (emerges 20 th C.) Americanization of immigrants • Acculturation “cultural pluralism” (Kallen, 1915) immigrant meshes culture of origin with new culture to create a third culture of identity for her/himself Criticisms Structural Functionalism • ambiguous, • poor central concepts, • highly abstract, • impossible to operationalize • don’t separate cause/function Dynamic Systems • don’t separate cause/function Stages of Ethnic Identity stages cover realization of race/ethnicity >acceptance (pp. 137-39)...
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