Cultural assimilation occurs when members of one cultural group adopt the language, practices and beliefs of another group, often losing aspects of their traditional culture in the process. One example involves the force... More »

Cultural assimilation is the most popular type of assimilation and an example of this is when a person immigrates to a country and adopts its customs. Color assimilation, biological assimilation and religious assimilatio... More »

Some advantages of assimilation include that it strengthens relationships and spirits, boosts the number of the assimilated individuals in the workforce and enhances tourism. Some disadvantages of assimilation include po... More »

Cultural syncretism is a concept that refers to the social processes by which the beliefs and practices of two unique cultures mix and create new cultural characteristics. These cultural beliefs and practices are exchang... More »

Segmented assimilation is a sociological model of the experience of immigrants who adopt aspects of their new culture. It posits that social and economic barriers can be so severe that they cause downward mobility among ... More »

Cultural assimilation is the most popular type of assimilation and an example of this is when a person immigrates to a country and adopts its customs. Color assimilation, biological assimilation and religious assimilatio... More »

Cultural diffusion is the spread of culture, including aspects such as clothing and food, from one group to another, typically as a result of making contact for the first time. European explorers bringing back foods and ... More »