enculturation

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enculturation

(ɛnˌkʌltʃʊˈreɪʃən)
n
(Sociology) another word for socialization
enculturative adj

enculturation

the process by which a person adapts to and assimilates the culture in which he lives.
See also: Society
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enculturation - the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture; "the socialization of children to the norms of their culture"
social control - control exerted (actively or passively) by group action
cultivation - socialization through training and education to develop one's mind or manners; "her cultivation was remarkable"
bringing up, fosterage, fostering, nurture, rearing, upbringing, breeding, raising - helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"
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Enculturative learning is a natural and on-going process to which families, teachers, peers and the media all contribute.
In this paper we have given examples of enculturative learning where adults and children have been culturally and socially immersed in the music of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
Although the term is interpreted in a completely different context, the common point is that MacDonald emphasizes the enculturative role of the connective patterns of architecture.