Example: When a student starts a semester abroad or a person immigrates to a new country and both experience unfamiliar norms in customs, dress, food, and mores.
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- Plural: culture shocks
- Cultural shock experienced while doing fieldwork is called dysadaptation syndrome as used by Ronald Wintrob in “An Inward Focus: A Consideration of Psychological Stress in Fieldwork” in Stress and Response in Fieldwork.
- Barcan, Ruth. 2004. Nudity: A Cultural Anatomy. Oxford, United Kingdom: Berg.
- Benedict, Ruth. 1934. Patterns of Culture.
- Bock, Philip K. 1983. Culture Shock: A Reader in Modern Cultural Anthropology. Washington, D.C.: University Press of America.
- Chagnon, Napoleón Alphonseau, and Edward O. Wilson. 1992. Yanomamö: The Last Days of Eden: The Celebrated Anthropologist’s Pioneer Work Among a Now-Imperiled Amazon tribe. New York: Jovanovich.
- Delaney, Carol Lowery, and Deborah D. Kaspin. 2011. Investigating Culture: An Experiential Introduction to Anthropology. Chichester, West Sussex, England: Wiley-Blackwell.
- Denzin, Norman K., and Yvonna S. Lincoln. 2002. The Qualitative Inquiry Reader. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
- Furnham, Adrian, and Stephen Bochner. 1986. Culture Shock: Psychological Reactions to Unfamiliar Environments. London: Methuen.
- Golde, Peggy. 1970. Women in the Field: Anthropological Experiences. Chicago: Aldine Publishing Company.
- Rabe, Monica. 2009. Culture shock!: Living and Working Abroad. Eugene, OR: Resource Publications.
- Stocking, George W. 1986. Observers Observed: Essays on Ethnographic Fieldwork. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.
- Ward, Colleen, Stephen Bochner, and Adrian Furnham. 2003. The Psychology of Culture Shock. London: Routledge.