A Bourdieusian Perspective on Acculturation: Mexican Immigrants in the United States
This article uses Bourdieuâ€™s theory of practice (BTOP) to understand immigrantsâ€™ acculturation. It synthesizes research findings by discussing acculturation as: (1) equalization of immigrantsâ€™ and nativesâ€™ development (convergence); (2) language and social practices related to economic, cultural, social and symbolic capitals; and (3) relationships among acculturation indicators in the evolving interactions among immigrantsâ€™ habituses and their economic, cultural, social, and symbolic capitals. Hypotheses tests use micro, meso and macro-level practices. Results confirm a systemic correspondence between the habitus and different types of capital, suggesting that relationships among components of immigrantsâ€™ habituses and their capitals change as acculturation develops.
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