Explain the concepts of pluralism and assimilation

Explain the concepts of pluralism and assimilation and describe how they affect the rites of passage of individuals, and those you selected.

What is assimilation or pluralism?
Assimilation is a process where formerly distinct and separate groups merge socially and come to share a common culture. As a society undergoes assimilation, group differences decrease. Pluralism exists when groups maintain their individual identities.The three traditional models of assimilation are: Anglo-Conformity, Melting Pot and Cultural Pluralism.


Santrock, J. W. (2020). Life-Span Development (18th ed.). McGraw-Hill Higher Education (US). https://digitalbookshelf.southuniversity.edu/books/9781260471984


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