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In cultural studies, transculturation describes the influence of one culture on other cultures. The term was coined in the 1930s by the Cuban anthropologist Fernando Ortiz Fernández , deliberately differentiating it from the term acculturation (adaptation of social cultures to neighboring cultures), which was then common in American anthropology .

Transculturation takes place, among other things, through migration (historically, for example, the deportation of African slaves to America), through official power politics or through influencing the mass media and the original language, whereby mixed languages can arise in the short or long term .

Important transculturations:

See also

Individual evidence

  1. Fernando Ortiz: El fenómeno social de la transculturación y su importancia en Cuba. In: Revista Bimestre Cubana. Volume 46, Havanna 1940, pp. 273-278 (Spanish; PDF file; 64 kB; 6 pages on
  2. Elke Storm Trigonakis: Global playing in the literature. An experiment on the new world literature. Würzburg 2007, ISBN 3-8260-3499-6 , p. 84 ( side view in the Google book search).