Elfriede Hermann, «Communicating with Transculturation», Le Journal de la Société des Océanistes by the Cuban sociologist Fernando Ortiz ([]. ) . Fernando Ort z on the Phases of Transculturation, from a speech made in Abstract. MARRERO LEON, Erelis. Transculturation and cultural studies. A brief approach to Fernando Ortiz’ thinking. Tabula Rasa [online]. , n

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Oetiz dominant white tolerates these people, their conventional whitewashings, accepts their cooperation when this is advantageous to him, and is even lenient towards marriages of convenience.


However, the political and cultural significance of regional or national languages are retained because these polyglots conform to the linguistic norms of the place they visit—doing “as the Romans do”. Only a small minority has reached it thus far. Nor are these stages peculiar to the white-master-vs. In a word, he looks upon the dominated race with kinder eyes provided they “keep their place.

The colored man is now in his second generation in America and tries to outdo himself imitating, at times quite blindly, both the good and the bad traits of the white man.

Sociologists have observed them in every continent.

Transculturación y estudios culturales. Breve aproximación al pensamiento de Fernando Ortiz

But gradually, as social anthropology probes deeper into the question, the four phases of the process of transculturation are properly observed. Often, history shows us, the processes of co-existence begins with hostilities, and with the natural passing of polarist individuals, comes the passing of their polarist sentiments, and soon some resolution is achieved.

Physical attraction soon mixes the blood of the two races. Processes of transculturation become more complex within the context of globalizationgiven the multiple layers of abstraction that permeate everyday experiences. In many societies, such as in those in Europe, languages are considered a significant component of ethnic values. Acculturation Cultural appropriation Cultural area Cultural artifact Cultural baggage Cultural behavior Cultural bias Cultural capital Cross-cultural Cultural communication Cultural conflict Cultural cringe Cultural dissonance Cultural emphasis Cultural framework Cultural heritage Cultural icon Cultural identity Cultural industry Cultural invention Cultural landscape Cultural learning Cultural leveling Cultural memory Cultural pluralism Cultural practice Cultural property Cultural reproduction Cultural system Cultural technology Cultural universal Cultureme Enculturation High- and low-context cultures Interculturality Manuscript culture Material culture Non-material culture Organizational culture Print culture Protoculture Safety culture Technoculture Trans-cultural diffusion Transculturation Visual culture.


Thus, conforming to the “ethnic integrity” of the region. In one general sense, transculturation covers warethnic conflictracismmulticulturalismcross-culturalisminterracial marriageand any other of a number of contexts that deal with more than one culture.

Search my Subject Specializations: In the modern context, both conflicts and resolutions are amplified by communication and transportation technology—the ancient tendency of cultures drifting or remaining apart has been replaced by stronger forces for bringing societies together. Don’t have an account?

All this occurs even in the nineteenth century. The former wishes this system to go on indefinitely, while the transculturaton awaits trahsculturation own day; both take advantage of the day at fernxndo. Returning to classic social science as a solution, Bromley has embraced the anthropological approach put forward by thinkers like Fernando Ortiz as a way to account for ethnicity and language without being limited by them as a way for viewing the world.

The mixed blood is made white, by law or through wealth or ancestry; but his life is a constant frustration aggravated by ceaseless pretense. It has been observed that even in monolingual, industrial societies like urban North America, some individuals do cling to a “modernized” primordial identity, apart from others. This transcultudation not mean that most Europeans reject learning other languages. The black man rebels, if such a thing is possible and fights his oppressor.

Transculturation is a term coined by Cuban anthropologist Fernando Ortiz in [1] to describe the phenomenon of merging and converging cultures. The white man begins to relent because of his brown offspring and the black man, who has lost his family, his homeland, and consciousness of his historic past, goes on readjusting himself to the new life and fernano new land, and begins to feel love for his new fatherland.

The third phase constitutes a period of adjustment. Within each smaller ethnicity, individuals may tend to see it perfectly justified to assimilate with other cultures, and some others view assimilation as wrong and incorrect for their culture. Xenophobes tend to think of cross-cultural ortjz as a component of assimilation, and see this as harmful. The general processes of transculturation are extremely complex—steered by powerful forces at the macrosocial level, yet ultimately resolved at the interpersonal level.

He is an exemplary model of postcolonial agency and accomplishment. Culture terminology Human migration Cultural geography Multiculturalism Cultural studies Interculturalism Cultural exchange.

Mutual respect and inter-racial cooperation are increasing although there are still some remnants of age-old prejudices and the burden of economic discrimination is still heavy. The primary issue; languagehence, communication and education can be overcome within a single generation—as is evident in the easy acclimation of children of foreign parents. The black man is now able transculturarion dance and the white man is amused by him.


This page was last edited on 14 Octoberat Often the elderly, more conservative-in-association of a clan, tend to reject cross-cultural associations, and participate in ethnically similar community-oriented activities. Publications Pages Publications Pages.

Transculturation encompasses more than transition from one culture to another; it does not consist merely of acquiring another culture acculturation or of losing or uprooting a previous culture deculturation.

University Press Scholarship Online. This can become evident in social situations, where people divide into separate groups, despite being of an identical “super-ethnicity”, such as nationality. There is a truce, but it is only a “peace of Zanjon. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. At last the black man is conquered, but he is not resigned to his fate.

However, religion does not neatly correspond with ethnic identity. Classical, Early, and Medieval Poetry and Poets: In voicing the Gap in Mia Couto Index.

Many, however make the point that the binary example is the exception, and the norm is far more dynamic. The white, with or without the slave system, exploits the black who, powerless against force, defends himself with his shrewdness and makes clever adjustments based on his mistrust of the white. This is perhaps the most difficult phase. This article has multiple issues.

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. This is tomorrow’s phase, the last phase, where cultures fuse and conflict ceases, giving way to a tertium quid, a third entity and culture and to a new society culturally integrated, where mere racial factors have lost their dissociating power.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQsand if you can’t find the answer there, please contact us. December Learn how and when to remove this template message. Degrees of hostile conflict vary from outright genocidal conquest, to lukewarm infighting between differing political views within the same ethnic community.