The Joy Luck Club movie partial analysis- Women's and Cultural Studies

The Joy Luck Club movie partial analysis- Women's and Cultural Studies

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Assimilation and Acculturation Assimilation: the merging of cultural traits from previously distinct cultural groups Acculturation: the adoption of behavioral patterns of the surrounding culture Examples: June does not know Chinese, Lena assumes the role her American husband and in-laws expect of her, Waverly marries an American man and raises an “Americanized” child.
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Code-Switching Code-switching: a sociological linguistic term. Code-switching occurs when a person alters their speech, language, or behavior in order to better “fit in” with the
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Unformatted text preview: dominant culture in a given situation. Traditional Chinese roles vs. Modern American roles English narration Impact The effect of assimilation and acculturation is best seen through code-switching. The mothers still live a more traditional Chinese lifestyle, while the daughters live a more American lifestyle. The mothers code-switch to fit into American culture, and the daughters code-switch to fit into Chinese culture. None of the daughters are shown speaking Chinese, nor are any of their...
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course WMST 1001 taught by Professor Ray during the Fall '11 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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