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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 previewReport of Proceedings (1920)

by Pennsylvania State Education Association

Americanization is an education of the newcomer into American ways of thinking, feeling and doing. It does not consist merely in...

Americanization is the process of adjustment to this new environment, America. But adaptation is reciprocal.

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 Advocate (1920)

America's Jewish Journal

Americanization is the term which characterizes the most necessary piece of work we are called upon to perform, whether immigration to the United States is permitted to continue, or shall have to be interrupted. The foreign elements, which ...

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 into " Americans.

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 previewCultural Theory and Popular Culture (2015)

An Introduction by John Storey, Reader in Cultural Studies John Storey

A second problem with globalization as cultural Americanization is that it operates with a limited concept of the 'foreign';. First of all, it works with the assumption that what is foreign is always a question of national difference. But what is foreign ...

Google previewSouth Dakota Educator (1919)

Americanization is a process — it is ...

Google previewGlobalization (2011)

Power, Authority, and Legitimacy in Late Modernity by Antonio L. Rappa

Americanization is a thing of the past. It is a thing of the past because there is no single board room in which all the CEOs of American MNCs sit together to plan and strategize the domination of the world. Militarily, America knows that it cannot ...

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 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, noting that no single culture could provide a standard of ...

Google previewThe Concise Encyclopedia of Sociology (2010)

by George Ritzer, J. Michael Ryan

The term ''Americanization,'' which broadly deals with American influence on something, has multiple specificmeanings.Withinthe USA, Americanization has been most prominently understood in relation to immigrant acculturation, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent (2010)

by Thomas C. Hunt, James C. Carper, Thomas J. Lasley, II, C. Daniel Raisch

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 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 previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of International Political Economy: Entries A-F (2001)

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 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 previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History (2012)

Larry Burt AMERICANIZATION MOVEMENT The Americanization movement aimed to bring ...

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