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1 Assimilation Theory Colonization Complex Straight-Line Assimilation Theory Forms Of Assimilation ForcedPermissibleCulturalStructuralAnglo-ConformityAmalgamation Cultural Pluralism

2 Colonialization Complex Forced Entry Social Alteration Political Domination Racist Justifications Robert Blauner

3 Straight Line Assimilation Theory Robert Park Forced Entry Social Alteration Political Domination Racist Justifications Contact Competition Accommodation Assimilation

4 How Assimilation Works Assimilation: Assimilation: A Process By Which Members Of One Group Become Part Of Another Host Society. Forced Assimilation Dominant group refuses to allow minority to continue to follow its customs Permissible Assimilation Dominant group allows minority to adopt dominant patterns in its own way and at its own speed Structural Assimilation Behavioral assimilation involving primary institutions (e.g., families) or relationships Cultural Assimilation Behavioral assimilation involving secondary institutions (e.g., work, schools) or relationships Robert Blauner

5 Anglo-Conformity Only Host Institutions Are Desirable Host Language & Culture Is Superior Eventually Leads To Xenophobia

6 Amalgamation All Cultures Absorbed & Contributing For Us, Its Called American-ism Understand that America is Gods Crucible, the great Melting-Pot where all the races of Europe are melting and reforming! A fig for your feuds and vendettas! Germans and Frenchmen, Irishmen and Englishmen, Jews and Russiansinto the Crucible with you all! God is making the American. (Israel Zangwill 1908)

7 Cultural Pluralism or Multiculturalism All Groups Maintain Unique Culture The equal co-existence of different cultural forms of life within one and the same political community (Jürgen Habermas 2003) Immigrants Adopt Some Host Aspects This is also called hyphenation


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