(noun) The process by which a cultural element such a food, language, or music blend into another culture by modifying the element to fit cultural norms.
- The popularity of martial arts films in the United States using traditionally Asian cultural elements that are adapted to fit the tastes the viewing public.
- A global restaurant chains modifying their menus based the unique culture they are in, but maintaining their branding such as Kentucky Fried Chicken or McDonald’s.
Audio Pronunciation: (cul·tur·al hy·brid·i·za·tion)
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- Plural: cultural hybridizations
- Variant spelling: cultural hybridisation
- Word origin of “cultural” and “hybridization” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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- cultural diffusion
- global perspective
- material culture
- nonmaterial culture
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How to Cite the Definition of Cultural Hybridization
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “cultural hybridization.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved February 18, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/cultural-hybridization/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
cultural hybridization. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/cultural-hybridization/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “cultural hybridization.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed February 18, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/cultural-hybridization/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“cultural hybridization.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 18 Feb. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/cultural-hybridization/>.