enculturation

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enculturation

(CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY) the informal and formal acquisition of cultural norms and practices. As such, the term is almost synonymous with SOCIALIZATION. Its use reflects the centrality of the concept of CULTURE within cultural anthropology See also ACCULTURATION.
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In this paper we have given examples of enculturative learning where adults and children have been culturally and socially immersed in the music of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
Although the term is interpreted in a completely different context, the common point is that MacDonald emphasizes the enculturative role of the connective patterns of architecture.
Rather, through mediated and direct experience of their home environment, these boys have worked to 'self-select and create their enculturative structures and styles' (Heath, 1993, p.

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