Primary Group Experience and the Processes of Acculturation


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    An earlier version of this paper was presented at the 53rd meeting of the American Anthropological Association held in Detroit, December, 1954. The Department of Anthropology of the University of Chicago and a Social Science Research Council pre-doctoral fellowship provided financial support for field work. Elaine-Carol Bruner, Donald T. Campbell, Dorothy Eggan, Fred Eggan, Omar K. Moore, George P. Murdock, Robert Redfield, Sol Tax, Sherry Washburn, and especially two fellow fieldworkers, Robert Merrill and Robert Reitz, have generously offered suggestions at various stages of this work. Their cumulative aid has indeed been considerable.