Studying Diversity: Alternatives to Acculturation?

Saturday, November 8, 2014: 12:00 PM
Tower Court B (Sheraton)
Alan Oda , Azusa Pacific University
It is stated that the successful immigrant is one who is able to acculturate (or assimilate) to the  mainstream culture.  But is this the only option?  Can an ethnic minority be accepted into American society yet still maintain core traditional beliefs? This presentation looks at traditional acculturation models and potential alternatives.