Immigrant and Refugee Experience

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Definitions Related to the Immigrant and Refugee Experience

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    Assimilation

    Assimilation is the process of an individual or group’s cultural identity melding into another culture and includes the loss of distinction of the originl culture identity.

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    Acculturation

    Acculturation is the process of evolution of an individual or cultural group that occurs following exposure to another cultural group. Acculturation may lead to integration of the two or more cultures while maintaining a cultural distinction of the both cultures.

    The following Stages of Acculturation are best understood as two dimensional experiences of cycling exposure and retreat (Berry, Lu, Lum, 2004).

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    Rejection

    clings to birth culture and is unable to accept the new culture.

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    Assimilation

    adopts new culture and rejects the old culture.

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    Integration

    the ability to synthesize the two cultures into a healthy integration.

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    Marginalization

    discomfort and alienation with both cultures.

Definitions Related to the Immigrant and Refugee Experience

Assimilation

Assimilation is the process of an individual or group’s cultural identity melding into another culture and includes the loss of distinction of the originl culture identity.

Acculturation

Acculturation is the process of evolution of an individual or cultural group that occurs following exposure to another cultural group. Acculturation may lead to integration of the two or more cultures while maintaining a cultural distinction of the both cultures.

The following Stages of Acculturation are best understood as two dimensional experiences of cycling exposure and retreat (Berry, Lu, Lum, 2004).

Rejection

clings to birth culture and is unable to accept the new culture.

Assimilation

adopts new culture and rejects the old culture.

Integration

the ability to synthesize the two cultures into a healthy integration.

Marginalization

discomfort and alienation with both cultures.