Elfriede Hermann, «Communicating with Transculturation», Le Journal de la Société des Océanistes by the Cuban sociologist Fernando Ortiz ([]. ) . Fernando Ort z on the Phases of Transculturation, from a speech made in Abstract. MARRERO LEON, Erelis. Transculturation and cultural studies. A brief approach to Fernando Ortiz’ thinking. Tabula Rasa [online]. , n

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These stages in inter-racial relations are not peculiarly Cuban. Physical attraction soon mixes the blood of the two races. Rather, it merges these concepts and additionally fernanso the idea of the consequent creation of new cultural phenomena neoculturation.

A dark grandmother or mother leads an unhappy “back door” existence, in order that her presence may not oftiz harm to her descendants who in turn live in a state of constant and exhausting inhibition. The white man begins to relent because of his brown offspring and the black man, who has lost his family, his homeland, and consciousness of his historic past, goes on readjusting himself to the new life and the new land, and begins to feel love for his new fatherland.

In this stage the very words “Negro” and “mulatto” have still a distasteful connotation; they must give way to others with a more pleasant sound in ordinary speech.


Within each smaller ethnicity, individuals may tend to see it perfectly justified to assimilate with other cultures, and some others view assimilation as wrong and incorrect for their culture. English, for example, is spoken by more non-Anglo-American people than Anglo-Americans, making it the current lingua-francathe worldwide de facto standard international language. Second is customwhich may overlap religion. Environmental phenomena and the personality of the individual may hasten or skip one phase or another.

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Transculturación y estudios culturales. Breve aproximación al pensamiento de Fernando Ortiz

In voicing the Gap in Mia Couto Index. University Press Scholarship Online. For this reason, this occasion, which brings together a group of Cubans of different races, who are seeking the bases of mutual understanding as a means of achieving national integration, constitutes a new turn in the history of our country and should be so interpreted.


Elizabeth Kath argues that in the global era we can no longer consider transculturation only in relation to the face-to-face, but that we need to take into account the many layers of abstracted interactions that are interwoven through face-to-face encounters, a phenomenon that she describes as layers of transculturation.

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Search my Subject Specializations: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Religionor belief, is the prime ethnocentric divider. In a word, he looks upon the dominated race with kinder eyes provided they “keep their place. Often, history shows us, the processes of co-existence begins with hostilities, and with the natural passing of polarist individuals, comes the passing of their polarist sentiments, and soon some resolution is achieved.

The people are told that the Negro is subhuman and bestial. Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. To troubleshoot, please check our FAQsand if you can’t find the answer there, please contact us. Thus, conforming to the “ethnic integrity” of the region. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. The words “Negro” and “mulatto” are no longer taboo. At times he escapes and even takes his own life. Ethnicity can be divided into two distinct areas, as they relate to ethnoconvergence: The white, with or without the slave system, exploits the black who, powerless against force, defends himself with his shrewdness and makes clever adjustments based on his mistrust of the white.

Culture terminology Human migration Cultural geography Multiculturalism Cultural studies Interculturalism Cultural exchange. This article needs additional citations for verification. Transculturation encompasses more than transition from one culture to another; it does not consist merely of acquiring another culture acculturation or of losing or uprooting a previous culture deculturation.

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Nor are these stages peculiar to the white-master-vs. Mutual respect and inter-racial cooperation are increasing although there are still some remnants of age-old prejudices and the burden of economic discrimination is still heavy. Quite the contrary, Europeans are often polyglots, and may label other individuals by their ethnicities; practical means of distinguishing cultures may resemble tendencies similar to ethnocentrism.

The black man rebels, if such a thing is possible and fights his oppressor. Ethnocentrism often takes different forms, as it is a highly personal bias, and manifests itself in countless aspects of culture.

Only a small minority has reached it thus far. Often it’s in a secular, multi-ethnic environment that cultural concerns are both minimised and exacerbated; Ethnic prides are boasted, hierarchy is created “center” culture versus “periphery” but on the other hand, they will still share a common “culture”, and common language and trwnsculturation.

The colored man is with all dignity recovering control of his own fate and attaining self-respect.

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In many societies, such as transculturationn those in Europe, languages are considered a significant component of ethnic values. However, religion does not neatly correspond with ethnic identity. Retrieved from ” https:

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