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Americanization

Definition of the noun americanization

What does americanization mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: Americanizations

  1. assimilation into American culture

Explanation

  1. Americanization: In countries outside of the United States, americanization or americanisation is the influence the United States has on the culture of other countries, such as their popular culture, cuisine, technology, business practices, or political techniques. The term has been used since at least 1907. Within the United States, the term Americanization refers to the process of acculturation by immigrants or annexated populations to American customs and values.
    • also known as 美國化
  2. Americanization is the process of an immigrant to the United States of America becoming a person who shares American values, beliefs and customs and is assimilated into American society. This process typically involves learning English and adjusting to American culture, and customs, while keeping the old foods and religion.
  3. Americanization a.k.a. Cocacolonization is a term that refers to globalization or cultural colonization. It is a portmanteau of the name of the multinational soft drink maker Coca-Cola and the word colonization.
  4. Americanization: In American media, the term Americanization is used to describe the censoring and editing of a foreign TV show or movie that is bought by a U.S. station. This editing is done with the aim of making the work more appealing to American audiences, and to respond to perceived American sensitivities. The changes can be so drastic that little — if any — evidence of the TV show or movie's true origin remains.
  5. Americanization a.k.a. The cultural assimilation of Native Americans was an assimilation effort by the United States to transform Native American culture to European–American culture between the years of 1790–1920. George Washington and Henry Knox were first to propose, in an American context, the cultural transformation of Native Americans. They formulated a policy to encourage the "civilizing" process. With increased waves of immigration from Europe, there was growing public support for education to encourage a standard set of cultural values and practices to be held in common by the majority of citizens. Education was viewed as the primary method in the acculturation process for minorities.

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Americanization

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Google previewStrangers in This Land (2010)

Religion, Pluralism and the American Dream, Revised Edition by E. Allen Richardson

Bogardus' Essentials ofAmericanization (1919), suggested, “Americanization is a phase of assimilation—a process which transforms unlike attitudes and...

Americanization is the suppression by vigorous means of all radical elements in our country.

Americanization means teaching English and civics to foreigners in order to enable them to secure naturalization papers.

Google previewNew York Legislative Documents (1921)

by New York (State). Legislature

Americanization is a broader conception of the duty of the state in the matter of education. Heretofore, education has been primarily for literates, not illiterates. Very few children in our schools over ten years of age are unable to pass a literary ...

Google previewPopular Media, Democracy and Development in Africa (2010)

by Herman Wasserman

Americanization is the outcome of propagating American ideas, customs, social patterns, language, industry and capital around the world (Ritzer and Ryan...

Hence, Americanization is a complex process rather than a clear-cut phenomenon.

Google previewLegislative Document (1921)

by New York (State). Legislature

Americanization is a broader conception of the duty of the state in the matter of education. Heretofore, education has been primarily for literates, not illiterates. Very few children in our schools over ten years of age are unable to pass a literary ...

Google preview(vol. I-II) Revolutionary and subversive movements abroad and at home (1921)

by New York (State). Legislature. Joint Legislative Committee to Investigate Seditious Activities, Clayton Riley Lusk

Americanization is a broader conception of the duty of the state in the matter of education. Heretofore, education has been primarily for literates, not illiterates. Very few children in our schools over ten years of age are unable to pass a literary ...

Google previewThe Boy Agriculturist (1919)

Under a better definition Americanization means giving the immigrant the best America has to offer and retaining for America...

Americanization is the modern attempt “to form a more persect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, ...

Google previewThe Praeger Handbook of Latino Education in the U.S. (2007)

by Lourdes Diaz Soto

Americanization. Americanization refers to processes of "becoming American" and to organized efforts to encourage the transformation of immigrants ...

Google previewPersuasion in Society (2015)

3rd Edition by Jean Jones, Herbert W. Simons

Above all, Americanization is the combined effects of these. Evidence FIGURE 3.9 of McWorld can be found globally, and a ...

Google previewIntimate Enemies

Moral Panics in Contemporary Great Britain by Philip Jenkins

One of the more surprising illustrations of the extent of Americanization is the infiltration of popular vulgarisms and expletives, which are ...

Google previewAmericanizing Britain (2012)

The Rise of Modernism in the Age of the Entertainment Empire by Genevieve Abravanel

For Leavis, as well as for followers like Thompson, Americanization is the type of thing that can happen to England, because it is not tied to place, but to practices, modalities, and ways of being. Indeed, Leavis occasionally implies that not only ...

Google previewReligious Outsiders and the Making of Americans (1987)

by R. Laurence Moore

to the process, Philip Gleason was correct in noting the degree to which " Americanization is the grand theme in the history of the Catholic Church in the United States.” Gleason was also right in saying that most histories of the Catholic ...

Google previewReforming America: A Thematic Encyclopedia and Document Collection of the Progressive Era [2 volumes] (2017)

by Jeffrey A. Johnson

AMERICANIZATION During the Progressive Era, Americanization had both an international and a domestic dimension. In the international arena, the term was used critically in response to U.S. economic and cultural expansion before World ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of International Political Economy (2002)

by R. J. Barry Jones

'Americanization' is the adoption of those cultural, social, political, ideological or economic characteristics usually specifically associated with the United States. Americanization has occurred both within the United States, as a process affecting ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education (2008)

by Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr.

Similarly, Horace Kallen and John Dewey saw Americanization not as assimilation, but as an opportunity to combine cultures. Dewey rejected the concept of the American race, noting that no single culture could provide a standard of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education: A-H ; 2, I-Z ; 3, Biographies, visual history, index (2009)

Similarly, Horace Kallen and John Dewey saw Americanization not as assimilation, but as an opportunity to combine cultures. Dewey rejected the concept of the American race, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Urban History (2006)

by David Goldfield

The Americanization movement refers to a disparate set of programs and institutions designed to incorporate immigrants, and in some cases native-born Americans, into the broad parameters of middle-class American culture. The premise of ...

Google previewCollier's New Encyclopedia (1921)

A Loose-leaf and Self-revising Reference Work ; with Illustrations and Ninety-six Maps

AMERICANIZATION tribute to the process of race assimilation in America. Interest in this fundamental problem of American democracy had been increasing for many years before such programs were designated “Americanization.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent (2010)

by Thomas C. Hunt

AmericAnizAtion. Between 1880 and 1924 more than 25 million immigrants arrived in the United States in search of a better life. Whereas earlier immigrants had come mostly from western Europe, a majority of these new immigrants hailed ...

Google previewAnti-Immigration in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2011)

A Historical Encyclopedia by Kathleen R. Arnold

Arsalan Iftikhar AMERICANIZATION MOVEMENT, EARLY 20TH CENTURY The Americanization movement refers to a broad...

Florence Kellor, a lawyer and social worker from New York, became the leading national figure in Americanization ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Consumer Culture (2011)

by Dale Southerton

Americanization came to be associated with nationalism and usage of coercive ways to assimilate immigrants into American culture, where individuals were assumed to become linearly acculturated to the American culture. The minority group ...

Google previewThe International Encyclopedia of Political Communication, 3 Volume Set (2015)

by Gianpietro Mazzoleni

RALPH NEGRINE University of Sheffield, UK At its simplest, the idea of Americanization draws attention to the existence of practices that were first developed in the United States and that have subsequently been used in other political systems ...

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