The crossing-over from one culture into another by an individual or a group of individuals.
Cultures are well-defined human systems, each more or less, or very different from any other one. A culture "imprints" individuals and make them fit to live within the human system they were born in… which may mean unfit to integrate themselves within another one.
Transculturation is a very difficult and frequently a quite traumatic process, because the transculturing individual must accept values, norms, and generally behavioral ways that are different and in many cases contradictory to those she/he learned in her/his mother culture.
A pathology of transculturation could be established in systemic terms. It could explain for example fundamentalism and extreme nationalism. It would also probably be very useful in order to avoid so-called "racial" conflicts, which seem to be basically cultural ones.
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