Milton Gordon

Sociologist, Author

1918 –

29

Who is Milton Gordon?

Milton Gordon is an American sociologist. He is most noted for having devised a theory on the Seven Stages of Assimilation.

Acculturation: newcomers adopt language, dress, and daily customs of the host society.

Structural assimilation: large-scale entrance of minorities into cliques, clubs and institutions in the host society.

Marital assimilation: widespread intermarriage.

Identification assimilation: the minority feels bonded to the dominant culture.

Attitude reception assimilation refers to the absence of prejudice .

Behavior reception assimilation refers to the absence of discrimination.

Civic assimilation occurs when there is an absence of values and power struggles.

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Born
Oct 3, 1918
Gardiner
Also known as
  • Milton M. Gordon
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • PhD, Columbia University
    Sociology
    ( - 1950)
Lived in
  • Storrs

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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