Definition of Cultural Hybridization
Examples of Cultural Hybridization
- Creole languages, a new language developed from simplifying and blending different languages that come into contact within particular population, at a specific point in time. For example, Louisiana Creole which is a combination of African, French, and English languages.
- Global restaurant chains like Kentucky Fried Chicken or McDonald’s (KFC), modifying their menus to suit the tastes or mores of different cultures. For example, in India, due to religious restrictions on eating beef, the Maharaja Mac is a McDonald’s Big Mac made with a chicken or veggie patty.
- Martial arts films in the United States that adapt traditional Asian cultural elements to fit the tastes of the viewing public.
- Techno, a type of electronic dance music, began in Detroit in the 1980s and made its way around the world, from German Techno to Melbourne Bounce.
Cultural Hybridization Pronunciation
Syllabification: cul·tur·al hy·brid·i·za·tion
- American English – /kUHl-chuhr-ruhl hie-bruh-duh-zAY-shuhn/
- British English – /kUHl-chuh-ruhl hie-bri-die-zAY-shuhn/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈkʌlʧərəl ˌhaɪbrədəˈzeɪʃən/
- British English – /ˈkʌlʧərəl ˌhaɪbrɪdaɪˈzeɪʃən/
- 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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