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cultural contact

Definition of Cultural Contact

(noun) The occurrence of two or more cultures coming into contact with each through conquest, immigration, mass media, trade, or travel.

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Cultural Contact Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: cul·tur·al con·tact

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈkʌlʧərəl ˈkɑnˌtækt/
  • British English – /ˈkʌlʧərəl ˈkɒntækt/

Usage Notes

Related Quotation

  • “The kind of person we become depends greatly on what we learn during our formative years from our surrounding social groups and social environment” (Kendall 2006:105).

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Reference

Kendall, Diana. 2006. Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials. 5th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

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Cite the Definition of Cultural Contact

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “cultural contact.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 9, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/cultural-contact/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

cultural contact. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/cultural-contact/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “cultural contact.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 9, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/cultural-contact/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“cultural contact.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 9 Dec. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/cultural-contact/>.