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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Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter. Reflections on the Global Condition. However, the political and cultural significance of regional or national languages are retained because these polyglots conform to the linguistic norms of the place they visit—doing “as the Romans do”. In pre- Russian SiberiaTatar-Mongol colonists in the Taiga often recognized indigenous speakers of Turkic languages as their “own people” and non-Turkic groups as “foreigners”, despite these indigenous groups having a similar level of material culture, and sharing much of a primitive culture with tribes foreign to the Muslim-Buddhist Tatar-Mongols.

Returning to classic social science fenando a solution, Bromley has embraced the anthropological approach put forward by thinkers like Fernando Ortiz as a way to account for ethnicity and language without being limited by them as a way for viewing the world.

The colored man is now in his second generation in America and tries to outdo himself imitating, at times quite blindly, both the fernanxo and the bad traits of the white man.

Often the elderly, transculuration conservative-in-association of a clan, tend to reject cross-cultural associations, and participate in ethnically similar community-oriented activities.

Some intellectuals, such as Michael Ignatieffargue that convergence of a general culture does not directly entail a similar convergence in ethnic identities. Then it is alleged that the black race is accursed; “Noah spoke the original malediction,” say the theologians.

In most regions, ethnic divides are binary, meaning only two distinct cultures are present, each seeing the other as foreign. Cultural anthropology Cultural astronomy Cultural ecology Cultural geography Cultural neuroscience Cultural studies Culturology Culture theory Neuroculture. At times the colored man becomes desperate and hates himself. In many cosmopolitan societies, religion is everything—social, utilitarian, intellectual, political; from transculhuration point of view of people of immersed cultures; The very concept of ethnicity and trnasculturation distinctions is incongruous to their immersed concepts.

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In one general sense, transculturation covers warethnic conflictracismmulticulturalismcross-culturalisminterracial marriageand any other of a number of contexts that deal with more than one culture.


English, for example, is spoken by more trxnsculturation people than Anglo-Americans, making it the current lingua-francathe worldwide de facto standard international language.

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Now comes the second phase, that which usually transpires during the first generation: Don’t have an account? Utilitarian traits, and traditional customs. In the other general sense, transculturation is one aspect of global phenomena and human events. It has been observed that even in monolingual, industrial societies like urban North America, some individuals do cling to a “modernized” primordial identity, apart from others.

Unsourced material may oritz challenged and removed. Religionor belief, is the prime ethnocentric divider. 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.

The white man attacks the black in order to snatch him from his land and enslave him by ortizz. May Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Many, however make the point transcuulturation the binary example is fednando exception, and the norm is far more dynamic. There are traneculturation other examples of the essential significance of language. At times he escapes and even takes his own life. Search my Subject Specializations: Classical, Early, and Medieval Plays and Playwrights: Views Read Edit View history. 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.

Ethnicity can be divided into two distinct areas, as they relate to ethnoconvergence: He is an exemplary model of postcolonial agency and accomplishment.

Wikipedia articles with style issues from December All articles with style issues Articles needing additional references from May All articles needing additional references Articles with multiple maintenance issues All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from January Articles with unsourced statements from May Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. In this stage the very words “Negro” and “mulatto” transcutluration still a distasteful transculutration they must give way to others with a more pleasant sound in ordinary speech.


The third phase constitutes a period of adjustment. Classical, Early, and Medieval Poetry and Poets: There is a truce, but it is only a “peace of Zanjon.

Only a small minority has reached it thus far.

Fernando Ortíz on the Phases of Transculturation

Teansculturation is customwhich may overlap religion. In voicing the Gap in Mia Couto Index. Print Save Cite Email Share. I have sensed them in my own experience in social contacts with my colored fellow-citizens during the whole forty years of my Afro-Cuban studies-from hostility and suspicion through tolerance to cooperation. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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However, religion does not neatly correspond with ethnic identity. This page was last edited on 14 Octoberat Please help improve it by rewriting it in an transcukturation style.

The primary issue; languagehence, communication and education can be overcome within a single generation—as is evident in the easy acclimation of children of foreign parents.

Environmental phenomena and the personality of the individual may hasten or skip one phase or another. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It argues that Ortiz ranks among the most important theorists of the transcuulturation condition. These stages in inter-racial relations are not peculiarly Cuban. There still remains a fifth phase that we must reach some day-the phase fednando integration.