Brazilian Culture

On the basis of the studies of Herskovits the aculturao concept can be defined as: ' ' In summary, therefore, the diffusion, in these terms, is the study of the consummated cultural transmission; whereas Aculturao is the study of in progress cultural transmission ' '. In the citation of Herskovits the aculturao process is related to the phase subsequent to the contact, where the social group is assimilating the cultural aspects of the other, being valid to remember that the Process of Aculturao differs from the Process of Endoculturao, where the first one is dealt the individual, while as the collective is mentioned to it. In this manner we can give as example the process of aboriginal aculturao in Brazil, therefore in relation to other cultural elements that had also been part of the Brazilian cultural formation, the example of the Portuguese and Africans, that of certain form had been assimilated by the Brazilian culture, the aboriginal culture did not have the same so were assimilated, for it oppose the contact with the whites cause various problems, that they can until taking the extinguishing of the aboriginal culture. However this process of aculturao is very relative, therefore exactly having the contact between distinct cultural groups, much of these groups finishes creating characteristic proper, stimulated for the geographic space, the activities exerted daily and mainly for the social relations that are created in these places, the example of this can cite the study carried through for BORGES on the messengers of the Pantanal, that exactly being a social group that if it locates in way to the Pantanal, and that belongs to a region of bigger development, that is the city of Cuiab, capital of the State of the Mato Grosso, finishes for creating its proper cultural traces, social relations rules from the limitations imposed for the territorial environment inhabited by those natives, who good part of the year has that to coexist in flooded areas.


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