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ERIC Number: EJ1043251
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0960
Gifts of the Magi: "Chef," "Million Dollar Arm," and Cultural Mixtures
Beck, Bernard
Multicultural Perspectives, v16 n4 p219-222 2014
When groups using different cultural systems encounter one another in diverse societies, their previous cultures are transformed into a merged, complex cultural picture. Some culture areas are preserved while others are adjusted, exchanged, and merged. In our society, introducing groups to the cooking of other groups is a form of contact which produces less resistance. In sports, as well, contact, and interaction occur with less friction. It is sometimes thought that groups that need each other for survival integrate socially and merge culturally out of practical necessity. However, the pursuit of pleasure and fun can also be an occasion for cultural mixing. Such merging is depicted in the recent movies "Chef" and "Million Dollar Arm."
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Language: English
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