from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Cultural change induced by introduction of elements of a foreign culture.
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Louise Pratt's "transculturation" is a more inclusive term, but one that neglects the AfroCaribbean or Afroamerican experience in relation to the Hispanophone world.
Out of this combined critique and celebration has evolved a contemporary Chicanismo with academic and artistic actions energized by the creative transculturation processes, and the renewed imagination of equality and democratic potential in our post-Y2K U.S.A.
McJannet offers the most significant treatment of transculturation that I am aware of, taking in readings of Greek, Arab, and Ottoman texts to demonstrate how eastern texts played a role in the western representation of the Ottomans.
These events culminated a gradual process of readjustment of the different positions and a steady return to the vilified classics of Latin American critical thought, particularly the fecund production of the 1960s and 1970s, including dependency theory, liberation theology and philosophy of liberation, the pedagogy of the oppressed, the theories of internal colonialism, third cinema, collective theater, and transculturation.
They warned against "transculturation ... when one dominant culture overpowers and forces another culture to accept a foreign form of existence."
Due to the contrast between the local population and the Western Aurovilians; to the eclectic inspiration of Auroville’s two spiritual leaders; to the environmental challenges inherent with the region; and to the overall intent of the spiritual community, today’s Auroville is a complex, vibrant, and extremely interesting site of transculturation where knowledge is exchanged between participants in a number of cultural groups whose diversities are multiple and unique.