cultural hybridization

(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.

Examples:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: cultural hybridizations
  • Variant spelling: cultural hybridisation

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Works Consulted

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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/>.