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Definition of Cultural Hybridization

(noun) The process by which a cultural element blends into another culture by modifying the element to fit cultural norms.

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Cultural Hybridization Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /kəltʃ(ə)rəl hʌɪbrɪdʌɪzeɪʃən/
      • /kəltʃ(ə)rəl hɪbrɪdʌɪzeɪʃən/
    • British English
      • /kʌltʃ(ə)rəl hʌɪbrɪdʌɪzeɪʃən/
      • /kʌltʃ(ə)rl̩ hɪbrɪdʌɪzeɪʃən/
      • /kʌltʃ(ə)rəl hʌɪbrɪdʌɪzeɪʃən/
      • /kʌltʃ(ə)rl̩ hɪbrɪdʌɪzeɪʃən/
  • Syllabification: (cul·tur·al hy·brid·i·za·tion)

Usage Notes

  • Plural: cultural hybridizations
  • Variant spelling: cultural hybridisation

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Works Consulted

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Cite the Definition of Cultural Hybridization

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “cultural hybridization.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 24, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/cultural-hybridization/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

cultural hybridization. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://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 August 24, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/cultural-hybridization/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“cultural hybridization.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 24 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/cultural-hybridization/>.