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Definition of "enculturation" [enculturation]

  • The process by which an individual adopts the behaviour patterns of the culture in which he or she is immersed (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "enculturation" in a sentence
  • "While socialization refers to the general process of acquiring culture, anthropologists use the term enculturation for the process of being socialized to a particular culture."
  • "During the hour I spend in her company, she evangelises not about her own religion, but what she calls "enculturation and inclusiveness", and programmes and schemes aimed at drawing the locals together."
  • "Education and other forms of enculturation are a way of endowing one of your selves social capital, so that it can prevail more frequently in that intimate contest for self-command."