Acculturation

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Acculturation

The adaptation of a product, strategy, or anything else to fit another culture. Acculturation is often necessary when a product enters a new market in another country (or even another region or population in the same country). For example, Coca-Cola uses slightly different recipes in some countries because each recipe fits cultural tastes better in each area. Acculturation may also be practical: some American car manufacturers had a difficult time selling automobiles in Japan when they first entered that market because their side mirrors were too large to navigate in Japanese traffic.
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How the host community receives the newcomers affects how Latinos decide to integrate (acculturate), build their social networks, and develop their cultural identity (cultural capital).
lf a child is to live freely and creatively and acculturate to a new social environment, then the deeper part of the child must surface.
All three of these programs, combined with pro-homosexual themes in other shows and movies, contribute to the effort to acculturate, or accustom, the population at large to homosexuality.
"Having them participate in such a program would further solidify their loyalty as they and their future generations acculturate."
If an international student seeks to acculturate to an American way of life and uses television scenes as a source of appropriate "American" affluence and thus consumption behavior, acquiring possessions may take a central role in attempts to assimilate.
As they acculturate, Hispanic men and women apparently begin to take on the attitudes and behaviors of sexuality that are part of mainstream U.S.
It looks at specific educational issues these teaching approaches responded to: what learning opportunities should be given to African American women in the post-slavery decades at Spelman College; how to acculturate the immigrant population of that time, through analysis of Jane AddamsAE leadership at Hull-House; and the role of white and Native cultural resources and teaching approaches in educating indigenous Americans, with discussion of the negative model of assimilationist Carlisle Indian Industrial School in relation to alternative Native teaching practices.