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Creolization

  • By: Erin B. Taylor
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

Creolization refers to processes of cultural syncretism or transformation, especially of people, language, and social customs around the world. The term derives from the Portuguese word crioulo and gained common usage in Spanish plantation societies in the Americas during the 16th ...

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