The traits, beliefs, and traditions of a particular Social Group be it language, religion, architecture, clothing etc ..
Characteristics of a cultural group, both material and non- material
Visible elements that demonstrate values of a social group etc. home, places of worship, tools, art, clothing ..etc
Intangible ideas or beliefs ppl have about their culture ..
Such as : religion, values, morals, norms, political ideology
This idea.. when i minority culture is able to maintain their distinct culture in the face of a larger more dominant one even though they might have to adapt in small ways to the dominant one however still able to maintain their own culture by and large.
For example we can use Spanish culture and Amish culture : the two are great examples wherein they have survived and maintained a distinctive way of life in the face of modern American culture. especially the Amish that would be the example of acculturation and a good one at that .. now the direct antithesis or opposite of this would in fact be ..
Is what happens when a minority culture would experience an entire loss of culture in the face of a larger or dominant one and most often this kind of assimilation occurs over about 3 to 4 generations of time .. and it goes like this Freedom and then there is the Invasion wherein they are under the control of said group and then there is the Assimilation wherein the culture has been altered to the degree that they now speak dress and share the same culture of the group that dominated them as a whole.. and then after the control it becomes looked at as normal in the present world .
There is complete cultural loss as like what happened to the ABORIGINES the NATIVE AMERICANS as well as the EGYPTIANS .. so then you will have a white colonial standard of beauty that is now being mentally and physically bestowed upon you as well as almost indoctrinated into your thoughts as well as through teachings books as your culture and history begin to be erased and then you are told perhaps to just get over it as if it does not matter or play a part in your circumstance in the world today as a collective ..
SCHOOL and EDUCATION
When we speak of school it is very important as it reflects what has become the education of the indoctrinated and culture deprived ppl as their culture is being erased they now are being taught things in school that contradict and do not reflect now what would be taught by them within their own culture at home.. now the native ppl here will be taught white standards of cleanliness and beauty some of which contradicted us standards of modesty and now being taught to compete which would go against these standards of egalitarianism or equality .. being told to speak up when it contradicted their beliefs and upbringing so of course their parents would now find them to become quite corrupted by an alien culture.
So you have this lasting for generations until the finalists is that the entire culture disappears leaving almost no trace elements of the culture having existed in the first place and then you will have a rewriting of history for the purpose of now claiming that you are now that culture or that it began with you such as what happened with the Egyptian and ABORIGINAL or INDIGENOUS Culture ..
There is another way to visualize this ..
THE MELTING POT
Supposedly promotes an idea that AMERICA is so Culturally and Ethnically Diverse with all of these ethnic groups and racial groups can come together and they eventually just become one melting pot of American Culture .. how this reflects assimilation so therefore you have African, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Irish, Indian .. etc .. they all come to America and start to begin to lose trace elements of their culture via language, traditions but become a part of the larger American culture..
FALSE IDEOLOGY MELTING POT
Promotes that you would still be able to maintain your cultural identity within the face of the larger one (( being America )) more reflective of acculturation so .. still being able to maintain your cultures traditions if you will ..
EXPLOITING MINORITY CULTURES
So then what does happen when some of these minority cultures are exploited for the benefit of the majority culture .. well this then would be one of the best expressed principles of CULTURAL APPROPRIATION which is what happens when an element of an oppressed or marginalized ppl is taken and is adopted and promoted by the majority culture therefore the majority culture or DOMINANT culture benefits at the expense of the minority or marginalized culture ..
Modern popular culture transmitted via the mass media and aimed particularly at younger people. because they are more gullible and impressionable and easier to dissuade ..
“fashion, music, and the iconography of pop culture offered the perfect medium for profit”
What creates and or controls POP CULTURE ?
It is a Fachist Oligarchy controlled by a select few group of so called elite as well as INDICES / which are America, Canada, Western Europe, and AUSTRALIA and include only the ppl that have access to great wealth that decide the direction of such a thing as what would be called Pop Culture, among many other things which contour the structuring of our entire social status..
To continue to perpetuate this is to be in support of Economic and Cultural Imperialism which means we are in support of westernized traditions and standards of colonialist ideas such as standards of beauty, music, dress, and would be from a western viewpoint as well as colonial and imperialist ideas of western Dominance..
The belief in valuing diverse and distinct plurality of cultures as well as a tolerance of differences .. which would also promote the idea of acculturation ..
The way in which a cultural group shapes the physical environment to shape their values.