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- Acculturation: newcomers adopt language, dress, and daily customs of the host society (including values and norms).
- Structural assimilation: large-scale entrance of minorities into cliques, clubs and institutions in the host society.
- Marital assimilation: widespread intermarriage.
- Identification assimilation: the minority feels bonded to the dominant culture.
- Attitude reception assimilation refers to the absence of prejudice .
- Behavior reception assimilation refers to the absence of discrimination.
- Civic assimilation occurs when there is an absence of values and power struggles.
- Milton M. Gordon, ed. (1981). America as a multicultural society. Philadelphia : American Academy of Political and Social Science.
- Assimilation in American life: the role of race, religion, and national origins. New York, Oxford University Press. 1964.
- Human nature, class, and ethnicity. New York : Oxford University Press. 1978.
- The Scope of Sociology. 1988. Text "Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press" ignored (help)
- Assimilation in Native and Immigrant groups, special editor, Andres Suarez, Seminar presented June 9, 2008, London, Ontario
"Dimensions of Ethnic Assimilation: An Empirical Appraisal of Gordon's Typology" Williams, J. Allen Jr. and Ortega, Suzanne T (1990). Social Science Quarterly, 71, 4, December 1990
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