Lecture #7 - Causes and Consequences of Assimilation...

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10/21/08 Causes and Consequences of Assimilation Sociological Definition of Assimilation Assimilation “Convergence of Newcomers and host society, “including.” Economic Incorporation: o Convergence of the economic well being of natives of natives and immigrants (earning career opportunities, etc.) o Generally considered desirable by all Cultural Incorporation o Immigrant groups gradually absorbing cultures and norms of host society o More ambivalent about whether if its desirable o Healthy cultural interaction between immigrants and host society influences host society too 3 Theories Straight line Assimilation Ethnic Disadvantage Segmented Assimilation Straight Assimilation Theory Predicts that immigrants and major groups will become more similar overtime. o “Anglo conforming model” o “Melting Pot Model” Assimilation progresses through multiple stages o Cultural assimilation (languages and values) o Structural assimilation (education, employment)
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This note was uploaded on 06/13/2010 for the course CHEM 995940767 taught by Professor Topadakis during the Spring '10 term at UC Davis.

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Lecture #7 - Causes and Consequences of Assimilation...

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