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Cultural Elements & Adaptation - Chapter Summary
Feeling confident in your understanding of the adaptation and elements of culture is easy using this chapter. Instructors in our entertaining video lessons offer important definitions, explanations and examples, making it easy to do the following in a short amount of time:
- List and describe major elements that define culture
- Define and discuss the theory and stages of cultural adaptation
- Differentiate between and provide examples of assimilation and acculturation
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1. Elements of Culture: Explanation of the Major Elements That Define Culture
Culture combines many elements to create a unique way of living for different people. In this lesson, we identify four of the elements that exist in every culture, albeit in different forms: symbols, language, values, and norms. We also differentiate between folkways and mores.
2. Cultural Adaptation: Definition, Theory, Stages & Examples
What happens when you move from one culture to another? In this lesson, we will discuss the different stages of adapting to a new culture, also known as the theory of cultural adaptation.
3. Acculturation vs. Assimilation: Definition & Examples
Assimilation and acculturation are both used to describe what happens when two cultures come in contact for extended periods of time. This lesson explains the difference with between these closely related terms and also gives examples.
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