Cultural fusion theory: An alternative to acculturation

Stephen M. Croucher, Eric Kramer

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ABSTRACTThis article lays out a theoretical framework for cultural fusion theory. This theory borrows from various theoretical frameworks to provide a more realistic description of the immigrant experience. Specifically, cultural fusion theory describes how newcomers acculturate into the dominant culture and maintain aspects of their minority culture, while at the same time the dominant or host culture also fuses aspects off the newcomer?s culture into the dominant culture to create a fused intercultural identity. Boundary conditions, assumptions, axioms, and theorems are presented to define cultural fusion theory.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-114
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of International and Intercultural Communication
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2017


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