The endoculturation , also known as enculturation or inculturation , is the process that takes place when a person is integrated into a culture with which he contacts . The concept can also be linked to the cultural integration of a set of subjects or of a collective into a society.
When an individual is born, the endoculturation process begins to develop. This mechanism is both aware as unconscious and implies internalize the rules of conduct and values of the membership group.
Endoculturation is driven by Humans older, they invite new generations to adopt more traditional ways of thinking. That "invitation"In many cases, it works as a pressure or even as an obligation.
Thanks to endoculturation, the culture of a given society it maintains numerous stable features beyond the passage of time. This makes there a characteristic lifestyle that remains, despite the changes that occur as the story progresses.
It is clear, however, that endoculturation does not explain the wide range of ways of living that exist today. The intergenerational transmission of rules and customs is not always accurate or effective, and new generations also establish innovations and changes Thus, despite endoculturation, there are current habits that are different and even opposed to others from past decades.
An example of endoculturation is the interest in soccer that record the majority of children in Argentina . This phenomenon can be explained by the love for this sport of their parents and grandparents, by its diffusion in the media and by other factors. In Canada , to mention another nation, this does not happen since football does not have so much cultural relevance.