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By Matthew A. Jendian

Jendian offers a photo of the oldest Armenian group within the western usa. He explores assimilation and ethnicity throughout 4 generations and examines ethnic id and intermarriage. He examines cultural, structural, marital, and identificational assimilation for styles of switch (assimilation) and patience (ethnicity). Assimilation and ethnicity co-exist as , a little self sufficient, methods. Assimilation isn't really a unilinear or zero-sum phenomenon, yet really multidimensional and multidirectional. destiny learn needs to comprehend the types ethnicity takes for various generations of alternative teams whereas studying styles of swap and patience for the fourth new release and past.

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Assimilation is rarely complete or absent and the conception of assimilation as a variable allows us to recognize, measure, and describe the range of interaction, cultural exchange, and fusion between groups. 3. “Assimilation is a multi-dimensional process. The various aspects of that process … are highly interactive, but they vary separately (although not entirely independently) propelled by somewhat different sets of causes; they change at different rates and in different sequences” (Yinger 1994:40-41).

But you won’t be long like that, brothers, for these are the fires of God you’ve come to—these are the fires of God. A fig for your feuds and vendettas! Germans and Frenchmen, Irishmen and Englishmen, Jews and Russians—into the Crucible with you all! God is making the American. … Yes, East and West, and North and South, the palm and the pine, the pole and the equator, the crescent and the cross—how the great Alchemist melts and fuses them together with his purging flame! Here they all unite to build the Republic of Man and the Kingdom of God.

Many pluralist social theorists continue to Uncovering Ethnicity 25 use the analogy of a “mosaic” or a “salad bowl” to depict American society, proclaiming a resilience of ethnicity. Symbolic Ethnicity Many, if not most, sociologists suggest that cultural pluralism overstates the strength of ethnic identification and amount of culture retained by ethnic group members in succeeding generations, especially members of white ethnic groups. , being) ethnic culture, networks, and organizations are substantively different and that the ethnic culture in most cases is not lived except through symbols.

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